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Mesh Networks on OLPC: It's All About the Application Level

Nov 14, 2007, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 too...!"

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