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12:25 pm, 15 Mar 07

olpc

I now have an OLPC laptop to play around with.

Two main observations from having one physically instead of reading about it:
  1. Holy crap is it slow. Simple apps take like seven seconds to launch. They're still working on performance, so this isn't a fair judgment yet to make; just commenting on the current state of things.
  2. They're much smaller than you'd expect from the photos. If I stretch my thumb and pinky out to their widest it covers the breadth of the entire machine, including the keyboard.
I have some ideas about what to do with it, but if you have any I'd like to hear them.