Friday I got my OLPC XO laptop yes it took a lot longer for them to ship to Canada than the USA but I finally have it and will bring it to school all next week. Since all you lucky Americans got your XO’s a lot faster than us I’m not going to post about the specs or the software because everyone that got it before me has done that, but the computer works great so far, and the most impressive thing for me is the web cam, I have never had a web cam before so now I do.
I doubt after the novelty wears off that I will use the computer much but I still think it was a good purchase for the following reasons:
- I donated to a good cause and providing children in the third world with computers to access knowledge is a great thing.
- Its a bit of geek history, I think that the XO really kicked off the micro computer market and is responsible for other computers like the eeePC.
- Its really good fun watching people try to open it (I saw a great video of this and will add it in later if I can find it) and makes a great conversation peace.
I know I haven’t posted much lately and I do have something else I’m working on I promise to try and post soon.