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Re: one laptop per child



I received a notice this morning that mine won't be
here before the 24th, either.
It's worth the wait, and I just hope it gets here
before January 2nd, as i'll be out of town for a few
weeks after that.
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604 <faunt@panix.com>
wrote:

> 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
> November.
> 
> 73, doug
> 
>    Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 12:58:50 -0500
>    From: Robert McGwier <rwmcgwier@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
> 
> 
>    Jeffrey:
> 
>    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
>    N4HY
> 
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