I’ve ordered an XO laptop as part of the One Laptop Per Child program’s Give One Get One program. This is a kid’s computer, but it runs Linux, has WiFi and mesh networking, and is quite rugged and portable. I’m betting that I’ll actually use it, and hoping a kid somewhere is inspired by it too. The Give One Get One offer is only up for another eight days, so I went for it.
I had seen stories on the XO before, and even mentioned it to Ann. The final straw was seeing an incoming link from a guy planning his own US perimeter tour who had just ordered one.