Mesh Networks on OLPC: It's All About the Application Level
Nov 14, 2007, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)
"I went down to the Cambridge, Massachusetts lab of One Laptop
Per Child today to find out what they're doing with mesh networks.
This was a particularly appropriate day for a blog on OLPC, because
today they're launching a fifteen-day-long purchasing opportunity
called Give One Get One. You pay them for two of their brightly
colored, impressively lightweight computers, and one goes to a
child in a developing nation, while the other goes to you.
"But the whole point of this blog is that a One Laptop Per Child
system has limited value on its own. Its most innovative and
powerful features lie in its participation in a mesh network with
other laptops. So get your neighbors and workmates to buy them