[amsat-bb] Re: one laptop per child

Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604 faunt at panix.com
Sat Dec 22 11:31:10 PST 2007

At least two of us have them in Bay Area- one was mentioned on one of
our local variety radio shows this morning.

I received my email with the TMobile number, etc... this morning.  The
machine arrived a couple of days ago.

I have no idea what my "order number" is, but I ordered on 19

73, doug

   Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 12:58:50 -0500
   From: Robert McGwier <rwmcgwier at gmail.com>

   Mr Jeffrey L Ross wrote: > folks, I am pissed, they just sent me a
   letter saying no go on arival of my laptop by dec 24th. I orderd
   the fist day and got a order number of 99. wonder if i can cancel.
   > kc8gkf


   This really is a good cause.  It is staffed primarily by volunteers and
   you will not regret waiting.  There is so much good that can be done
   with this and technical people, such as yourself, are needed to make
   this a go.

   The engineering design that went into the hardware and software for this
   is really utterly amazing.  They came in at twice the money they wanted
   to, but it is still remarkable.  It is very tiny, the keyboard is
   intended for a child's hands, but my USB keyboard and mouse work just
   fine.  Tom and I will be doing mesh networking experiments next week.

   With some patience and some effort,  we can deliver some very neat
   things to OLPC and help them help the disadvantaged of the world connect
   to the rest of the world.

   Happy Holidays,
   Bob McGwier

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