Details on One Laptop Per Child
Ethan Zuckerman posts some details on the laptop:
- The screen is hinged to be used as an ebook or turned around. Amazing that this is strong enough for kids
- NIMH batteries were used because they accept a wide range of voltages
- The bunny ears are the WIFI antenna and fold down to shield the ports.
- Will be sold in lots of a million to governments.
- The WIFI chip can forward packets in a mesh network with the CPU turned off, using only .5 watts of power.
- EBook mode: screen is in black and white, CPU is off.
- Has 512MB of flash and 128MB RAM. Code is compressed; jffs2 filesystem spreads swap around the disk.
- Comes with mic jack and recording software.
- Subversive - chat app, wiki, collaborative content. Kids will learn better than teachers..it's theirs to bring home and learn.