OPLC purchase period extended

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Sun Nov 25 21:38:05 CET 2007

On 2007-11-25, Paul Rubin <http> wrote:

> You've got to remember that the OLPC was made for little kids,
> and as such, the keyboard is quite small.  Also, because of
> its expected physical environment, the keyboard is water
> resistant (membrane cover).  These two things make the OLPC
> difficult enough for a grown-up to type on that although I've
> played with a few, I don't remember where the control key was,
> and as an Emacs user I usually do notice things like that.  If
> you get an OLPC and plan to use it much, you'll probably want
> an external USB keyboard.  The built-in keyboard is ok for
> occasional portable use checking email and stuff like that.
> It's really unsuitable for a full-time computer.

It's not going to be a full-time computer.  It's mostly going
to be something to play with -- though using it in tablet mode
as an e-book reader sounds like it might work.


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