On the intersection of technology, culture, and everyday life: My semi-updated space to collect and link my thoughts about interesting things I spot.
OLPC’s second generation OX laptop evoked a wow from first world citizens (a repeat of their Give 1, Get 1 campaign would probably do well). Positioned horizontally, the design acts like an iTouch laptop. Flipped vertically, the interface becomes right and left page (like a book). Hinged flat, the continuous
surface can be used in tablet mode (to play games like pong). Half the size of the original, it aims to use only 1 watt of energy and cost $75 (OX-1remained $88 above its goal). As noted by gizmodo, this time the prototype was displayed early and copy cats were encouraged…a better strategy to hit its release targets?