[Baypiggies] OLPC XO Shipping

Mike Cheponis mac at Wireless.Com
Wed Jan 16 19:09:49 CET 2008

The OLPC "support" is atrocious.

I sent email to them, they never responded.

It's a hell of a way to run a project.

Fortunately, I do have my (buggy) machine.

On Wed, 16 Jan 2008, Alex Martelli wrote:

> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:01:40 -0800
> From: Alex Martelli <aleax at google.com>
> To: Charles Merriam <charles.merriam at gmail.com>
> Cc: baypiggies at python.org, Shandy Brown <sjbrown at vmware.com>
> Subject: Re: [Baypiggies] OLPC XO Shipping
> On Jan 16, 2008 9:54 AM, Charles Merriam <charles.merriam at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Oddly, the people who ordered on day 2 of the offer received their
>> laptops first.
>> A number of people are still waiting, with increasing levels of ire.
>>  Most of these are due to
>> problems with delivering the laptop, e.g., a P.O. Box instead of a
>> street address.
>> Have you tried tracking your order at http://www.laptopgiving.org?
> I've tracked my order via fedex and it "bounced" on Dec 20 from San
> Jose (??? the order was supposed to come to my address in Palo Alto --
> no PO box, nothing strange) because of "unknown address" or s/thing
> like that.  No luck getting any further notice from the OLPC support
> folks ever since then.
> Alex
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