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Many thousand words

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 2012-07-28 23:01

A picture is indeed worth a thousand words...and more.

We put together this coffee table book with 38 pictures from around the world. Only two copies were printed. These were raffled off and were won by Samuel J Klein and Terri Bucci. I saw SJ's copy in the Cambridge office. I hope Terri is enjoying hers.

We be crankin'

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 2012-05-05 12:00

Here are two observations:

  1. If you've ever used the OLPC crank charger, you'll know that while it works as advertised, it takes a lot of cranking. The charger would work better if it could be attached to a wheel. Then, you could rotate it by fitting it on to a bicycle, a sewing machine, etc. To that end, I took apart the handle and saw that one could easily fit a small wheel on to the shaft.

Digital divide game

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 2012-01-28 19:48

The California Association of Independent Schools ( has a series of events as part of its professional development program. I will be at one of their events representing OLPC San Francisco and the the OLPC project in general. From their site:


Technology Professional Day

February 15, 2012 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

OLPC SF Community Summit 2011 - Thank you!

Submitted by sverma on Sun, 2011-11-13 14:31

Hello everybody!

The community summit is finally over. I think Tuukka Hastrup was the last of the attendees (he stayed back for "Books in Browsers" event) and I saw him off at the BART station on Monday, so its finally over :-) I hope you all have arrived back at your homes safely. Thank you all for coming. This event happens because you attend. This event *is* you, and we are all very happy to be able to host it.


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