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[aprssig] APRS for One-Laptop-Per-Child

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Nov 12 09:20:15 UTC 2007


Scott Miller wrote:
> Ray McKnight wrote:
> > One laptop for every child on the planet.
> > I have strong words which I cannot use.
> > Other than utterly LUDICRIOUS!
>
> There are many arguments against the project, and I agree with a lot 
> of them - I've certainly heard enough about it, with two family 
> members having Master's degrees in education, and one of those being 
> directly involved in educational technology design.
>
>
>
> But if governments have decided to spent millions of dollars on 
> hardware, whether it's a good decision or not, we may as well make the 
> most of it.  I would *love* to see an OLPC-compatible HF message node 
> that could be dropped in any village (or disaster area) and provide 
> worldwide email capabilities with a minimal investment in infrastructure.
>
>
> Scott
> N1VG
>


Since the OLPC runs a Linux-based operating system, probably Xastir 
could be made to run on it fairly easily.  

Wonder if the sound system is sufficiently "normal" (i.e. PC-like) that 
the Linux sound card TNC driver would work.   (Or is that implemented in 
X86 code that won't run at all on the CPU in the OLPC?)



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