"M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb / cesmail.net> writes:
> Joshua Cearley wrote:
>> There's also the eeePC by Asus and the Nokia N800 if you want some
>> linux minicomputers. I don't think they make the Zaurus devices for
>> linux anymore so you have to get them off of eBay.
>
> I have a Zaurus 6000, but I haven't gotten a chance to try the
> open-source tools on it yet. Most of those are for the 5500, and I'm
> not sure how compatible they are or how active the developer community
> is. Sharp intended the 6000 for OEMs, not end users. They dropped
> end-user support literally hours after I got mine. Thanks for
> reminding me -- I should go see what's available for it.
>
>>
>> OLPC feels kind of imposing to me. I'm too afraid to rationalize
>> this because people would probably call me a cold, cold
>> person. (Hint: Has to do with US schools sucking).
>
> I'd refrain from saying snotty things about the US school system on
> public mailing lists if I were you. Stuff posted on the Internet lives
> forever, and you just never know when you'll be in a job interview
> with someone who's married to someone who has devoted his or her life
> to the US school system.

Hmmm.  That's not strictly true.  Reading the list through Gmane, I
never saw the original message, so maybe he's using X-No-Archive or
friends.

So what does OLPC have to do with US schools? I have serious doubts
that we'll ever see them deployed here.

Steve