Re: [newtech-1] my neighbors spend have their year in sub sahara africa and other non industrialized counties

From: Robert Q.
Sent on: Friday, November 30, 2007 9:29 PM
Here's better solution for being more portable and better equipped with plugs with the right voltage output for.. $98 :(

http://www.earthtechproducts.com/p2006.html

Little expensive...



On Nov 30,[masked]:22 PM, Robert <[address removed]> wrote:
>OLPC:  Great idea, but a lot of the folks we work with live 3 days
>(walking) from the nearest electrical outlet
solar panels and/or bicycle connected to generator.  

old pc suck 250Watts for no good reason.

OLPC uses <10W

10W solar will charge it all day.. for $115
http://www.solarhome.org/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2099






On Nov 30,[masked]:11 PM, Miles Rose <[address removed]> wrote:
now that my neighbor has outed himself, here is my deal, mark if you open up a paypal acct, i will contribute $100 to that acct towards the purchase of your computer assets. I'm doing it because your going to tell us on a frequent basis whats happening. This way all of us can somehow share in your selfish acts.

are you up for it?

Miles

On Nov 30,[masked]:08 PM, Mark Roberts <[address removed]> wrote:
From the neighbors:

Feels a bit like being Andy Warhol watching in the corner.  Thanks everyone-  Here's what I'm thinking:  Mac.  I still use an old beat up Titanium Power Book.  F'ing love the thing, and it's always been good to me over there.  Now the wife wants something.  Now to give you an idea of where she's at, Lise (god love her) has said something like, "why don't you just go down to the internet and pick up the mail yourself?"

She would need some photo stuff.  Internet connections (as well as the electricity) are spotty.  No huge downloads or anything.  Medical stuff- not much of an issue as we are talking pencil and paper record keeping.  Our stuff could be done on Office no problem.

OLPC:  Great idea, but a lot of the folks we work with live 3 days (walking) from the nearest electrical outlet.  But, I'm am digging the idea for the hospital itself.  

Other thoughts:  Love flash drives... on my ipod.  Robust is an issue.  The few computers we've seen over there are all old PC's. 

All the best,
Mark



On Nov 30, 2007, at 6:42 PM, Miles Rose wrote:



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From: dee scott <[address removed]>
Date: Nov 30,[masked]:30 PM
Subject: Re: [newtech-1] my neighbors spend have their year in sub sahara africa and other non industrialized counties
To: [address removed]


Hi.
Regarding the below human factors,  plus i am not sure how durable the flash drives are- can be more volatile;  and what other peripherals the OLPC can handle - printers, add-on storage drives, backups etc - they must save something...
 
 On the bare browser - does any one know how it handles the flurry of pesky plug-ins that surfers must  interact with in general while browsing? What about software and don't medical sites have rich media? Might they have to live abroad without YouTube? I dunno...  IMO they may get stuck esp where imaging/media  is concerned.  It might explode just trying to open up Photoshop!
 
Not to take away from the OLPC, but maybe they should try it - with the more robust MAC or PC being their fall back - and then they might donate the OLPC to some worthy person or entity.
Best and God speed to the Drs.
dee
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On Nov 30,[masked]:47 PM, Brian Driscoll < [address removed]> wrote:
From the OLPC reviews it sounded like the machine had a keyboard designed for children and has relatively small keys that some adults may not be able to use as easily.


Suzan Eraslan wrote:
But they said all they would use it for is pictures and email, nothing PCU intensive.

On Nov 30,[masked]:57 AM, Asif Youssuff <[address removed]> wrote:
Miles Rose wrote:
> doing UN sponsored medical work. A doctor and a nurse. The doctor seeks
> a computer. They were going to buy a mac. I suggested a Panasonic
> toughbook.

I wouldn't buy the OLPC if it was for an adult who actually wants to do
real work.

I'd say... get the Mac.

-Asif



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