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NYC LOCAL: Tuesday 27 February 2007 NYLUG Meeting: Chris Blizzard on One

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Tuesday 27 February 2007 NYLUG Meeting: Chris Blizzard on One Laptop Per Child
Date: 26 Feb 2007 14:10:03 -0500

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 From: John Bacall <>
 To: NYLUG Announcements <>
 Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 09:30:01 -0500 (EST)
 Subject: [nylug-announce] TOMORROW! NYLUG 27 February General Meeting
        Presents: Chris Blizzard -on- One Laptop Per Child

 REMINDER: This meeting is tomorrow, RSVP closes at 4:30pm TOMORROW

  Date: February 27, 2007
  Time: 6:30-8pm
 Place: Google, 76 9th Ave, New York, NY
  With: Chris Blizzard
 About: One Laptop Per Child

 * * *  RSVP closes 2:30 p.m. the day before the meeting. Under the
        circumstances, I encourage everyone to err in favor of RSVPing
        and not be overly concerned about the last-minute possibility of
        being unable to attend.  The capacity of the space Google is
        providing allows us to be far less concerned about last-minute
 * * *  cancellations.

                           One Laptop Per Child

 One Laptop Per Child, alias The Children's Machine, the XO-1 and
 previously The $100 Laptop, is an inexpensive laptop computer intended
 to be distributed to children around the world. Especially to children
 in developing countries. Providing them with access to information,
 knowledge, a modern form of education. The laptop is based on the AMD
 Geode Processor platform and runs a derivative of Fedora Linux.

 A cutting edge simple user interface called Sugar sweetens the laptop
 experience. All work on the laptop is being doing in concordance with
 Open Source principles and processes. The project itself (a U.S. based,
 non-profit organization created by faculty members of the MIT Media Lab)
 was created in the spirit of Open Source.

 This is a *deceptively* simple project. If one pokes around articles on
 the project it simply leaves the impression of an altruistic technical
 endeavor. But catch the right insight and you are left impressed on
 technical merits. These devices are going to do wondrous things with
 wireless networking, meshes, flash drives, UI's, power consumption and
 generation, BIOSes, etc. Leanly. Aesthetic design is superb as well. 

 Throughout the OLPC development process many significant technical
 hurdles and challenges have been overcome. Developers focused on
 implementing extraordinary functionality in spite of scarce resources,
 such as processing power and system memory. A problem when developing
 for a platform where the abundance of these resources is absent.

 On Tuesday, 27 February Chris Blizzard, Director of Red Hat's OLPC
 development team, will present at NYLUG about the vision, goals and
 technical considerations of this groundbreaking and world changing

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