I set an alarm for 2.30 am pacific crawled out credit card in hand and dialed
olpc at 3.02am,,the nice man on the other end said I was "his first
caller" when I asked if they were slammed...I was amazed...getting up that early might not have been necessary. but that confirmation code was oh so worth it
I first read about the $100 laptop on the yahoo tech news in 02 or so and have followed the updates since..
I was so exited it was such a cool idea... the web is such a powerful tool
and a small, light weight, hand powered,laptop is just the right way to deliver it to the people that need it the most.......I knew if they ever made it to the U.S. i would get one
I am very exited that olpc has kept the XO linux/ gnu ,,I am tapping this on a linspire desk top,although I must admit I don't know bash, I will eventually learn ..I think that open source is best for the overall health and well being of the web... monopoly's are never good ,,,I dont wish bill any harm ,,,but I don't think he should have it all ..this will teach a whole generation that theres an alternative to windows
One last thing before I go ,,I read a bit on a tec blog or somesuch that olpc was having problems and orders were being dropped ,,, has any one heard anything like this ,,,I have my order confirmation # I would think that would be enough to straighten any mix ups out ...
My name is Russ My handle is captain ratsie ,,,and I'm oh so glad to be here