[IAEP] G1G1v2 (Was: G1G1)
sdaly.be at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 17:40:48 EDT 2008
True, but that page is missing information. I mean, Mr Kane announced
some interesting details concerning G1G1 worldwide availability about
eleven and a half minutes into a recent interview
which to me is official, although I was a little disoriented when he
misstated the URL right afterwards. And the amazon.com/xo page has
been updated and better branded, which is great, but there is still no
information there about availability outside the US, and no live link
(I clicked five times on the link text before realizing it was a
static PNG image)...
On Sun, Oct 5, 2008 at 10:50 PM, Ixo X oxI <ixo at myna.ws> wrote:
> A few weeks ago.. I even saw an article with a picture of a Win XP XO
> Laptop.. hmmm... oh yeah...
> If only we can find who belongs to "kim-XP" XO Laptop, maybe they can
> mention the 'scoop' since they seem to be quoted in the article.
> For for now, looks like a wiki page is being updated as 'official'
> information is confirmed:
> On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 15:42, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Update: Some of the computer press has picked up the story.
>> But we could be all over the Mainstream Media, including having
>> Nicholas, Walter, Alan and others on all the talk shows. If they are
>> willing. Are any of you? This is the one time of year when ordering
>> something you can't get is a positive. We should aim for something
>> ridiculous, like a million units. (Although we shouldn't say that to
>> the media in so many words.) And then we should provide daily tracking
>> of order numbers and of production lead times, to encourage yet more
>> people to order as early as possible.
>> We should be playing up the connection with the 40th anniversary of
>> the Dynabook idea, and of Doug Engelbart's Mother of All Demos. I have
>> been in contact with him and his people, and I know that they are keen
>> on that. We should be doing T-shirts, mugs, stickers, replica mice,
>> and all the rest of the merchandising, and getting several books
>> published. Why anybody at OLPC would want to waste the best marketing
>> time in the year is utterly beyond me.
>> If you don't think my opinion counts, ask Amazon.
>> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 4:50 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com>
>> > This is the first time I have heard that G1G1 will start up again on
>> > Nov 17. As far as I can tell, nobody in the outside world has picked
>> > up on this yet.
>> > Is this a leak? Is it true? Has there been any outside announcement?
>> > Since it doesn't show up in Internet news searches, I am certain that
>> > there was no press release. Should I Slashdot this?
>> > This is a Hell of a way to run a global non-profit. We have one of the
>> > world's biggest brands, and we do nothing with it. We could be The
>> > Must-Have Gift for this Holiday season without any advertising
>> > expense, if we would just let the media have the story. Even with the
>> > manufacturing delays that we can predict. That's one of the draws for
>> > the Must-Have Gift of the year. Cabbage Patch died the moment you
>> > could get one off the shelf.
>> > There is a great deal more I could say about this and other management
>> > issues, but this is not the place for it. If you want to hear any of
>> > it, you know where to find me.
>> > But!! I have a better idea. Who wants to fork the PR program, and help
>> > write an Open Source press release? We'll have to reverse engineer
>> > most of the content, but I have confidence in our community's
>> > abilities.
>> > On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Jim Gettys <jg at laptop.org> wrote:
>> >> Community News
>> >> A weekly update of One Laptop per Child September 29, 2008
>> >> Our appearance outside the Marriott attracted a lot of people to out
>> >> tables; some of them were as far as from Finland; many of them knew
>> >> about "those laptops for children" and were asking about the ways to
>> >> acquire the laptops (we even got questions: are you selling the
>> >> machines?). So, in addition to conducting our scheduled testing, we
>> >> also
>> >> served as "unofficial" OLPC marketing representatives, steering people
>> >> to the Nov 17 opening of the G1G1 event through amazon.com. The time we
>> >> were outside wasn't even the peak lunch time for people to fill that
>> >> square; just imagine the level of attention, if we were there at the
>> >> lunch time!
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