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New Toy

I came home this evening to find my XO computer sitting on the front step. As others have reported, there was no advance notice from either the OLPC people or FedEx.


I haven’t had the time to do much more than take everything out of the box (that’s one of my wife’s gloves next to the machine to give you some idea of the size) and play a little.

So first impressions will come later. I am a little disappointed that they didn’t include the little pull cord charger since that piece is what helps to make the device self-sufficient.

Considering how few outlets there are in most of our classrooms, it could be essential in schools around here as well as in the areas for which it was designed.

More to come.

Update (30 minutes later!): Online and surfing!


xo computer, olpc, education, technology


  1. Techmuse

    I trust you’re bringing it to the office tomorrow :-)

  2. Doug Johnson

    I’m anxious to read your opinions of the device. Mine are mixed, but am anxious to see my 7 year old grandson’s reaction when he uses it while visiting next week.

    Happy holidays and keep up the great writing,


  3. Karen

    Mine is in the mail and I can’t wait to try it out!

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