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Linux Weekly News: Playing with the OLPC

Dec 28, 2006, 06:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"...most people who see an OLPC for the first time are surprised by just how small it is. Understanding sets in for real when one attempts to use the keyboard; the small keys will work for a small child, [OLPC layout] but, for your fat-fingered editor, it is very much a hunt-and-peck device. There will be very few adults who will be able to type comfortably on this system.

"Another way to make adults look silly is to hand the laptop to one of them and suggest that they open it. Your editor has performed this experiment several times now, and has not yet seen anybody succeed."

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