Here it is. OLPC!!

22 December, 2007

Ron-Zoe from olpc

Now I know this computer is supposed to be for children, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing all the wonderful pictures of the children receiving their computers, but as an adult I really did not expect it to be this much fun.

I’m writing you from my olpc computer. I just received it from the Give 1 Get 1 program. I took this snapshot from the computer. Zoe was quite interested too and couldn’t resist getting in the picture.

I had no trouble getting on-line and figuring out the interface. I was quickly zooming around making music, guessing random numbers, finding matching tiles, and reading programs.  There are a lot of fun, interesting and educational activities to do.  I got to turtle art and had a blast creating my own turtle spirograph. I made the little turtle walk using the programming tiles in a repeating path, then turned it by 80 degrees and set up a repeat.  I was able to draw some very cool shapes.

What fun !! It is not too late, but time is running out fast. Give an Olpc XO computer to a needy child and get one that you can play with too! Now I guess maybe I’ll show it too wife and daughter. If I have too.

2 Responses to “Here it is. OLPC!!”

  1. vintagegent Says:

    thanks for the reminder – what a worthy cause. Those laptops are pretty cute too. They look like little aliens with the two “antennae” up top.

  2. Luis Valente Says:

    You are a very lucky man, not only because you live where you live, but because in Europe we can not have access the Give 1 Get 1 program.
    Do You believe that if I could I would have one?


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