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Old 10-04-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) hands-on video

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http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_stor...9d36431c84b0f5


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Old 10-06-2007, 02:12 PM   #2
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The screen looks impressively bright, even outdoors.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:09 PM   #3
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As I read, it has two modes:
- colour with backlight on, lower resolution because you need rgb-pixels
- monochrome, higher resolution, without backlight, but reflective (I hope I got this right), so sunlight is used to light the display - the brighter the light, the better the view.
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:52 PM   #4
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As I read, it has two modes:
- colour with backlight on, lower resolution because you need rgb-pixels
- monochrome, higher resolution, without backlight, but reflective (I hope I got this right), so sunlight is used to light the display - the brighter the light, the better the view.
I know. Isn't it cool?
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:31 PM   #5
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I know. Isn't it cool?
Yes, the color is in the backlight, not the pixels. Also the monochrome mode makes a terrific ebook reader. Really excellent battery life in that mode. Now if somebody will just some good ereader software on that box.
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Yes, the color is in the backlight, not the pixels. Also the monochrome mode makes a terrific ebook reader. Really excellent battery life in that mode. Now if somebody will just some good ereader software on that box.
There's already evince available on the OLPC. Hope that FBReader will be coming next !

Looks like a great e-book reader: great screen, and it can be used for 24H in reading mode...
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:18 PM   #7
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Since it runs linux, getting ebook reader apps running on it should be trivial.
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Reader runs Linux. Trivial, eh?
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I doubt the OLPC is locked-down.
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