Sunday, July 29, 2007

shared activities video

I had some time (well, I actually had not :) to play around with the new 535 XO firmware. So I tested the shared activity paradigma. I believe this is quite crucial. Here is a small video showing how children will be able to collaborate. Please note that I was only typing on the left laptop.

Same with the "chat" activity. As you might have guessed, this is a regular chat program not unlike iChat. Nice thing: thanks to the mesh you can automatically invite whoever is close to you. In the picture above the left XO has a chat with the right one.

Labels: , , ,

Friday, July 20, 2007

XO design works!

Recently on one of our weekly Wednesday OLPC Austria meetings, little Said (the name of the boy) was here and he was playing around with the XO-1 laptop.

Later he went home and drew a picture of the laptop. We were all astonished how well he remembered the details and the functionality of the laptop! This gave me a very good feeling how well the actual XO will work in the hands of kids.

I must note that it is really a BIG joy to work together with so many smart people all with different backgrounds.