[IAEP] [support-gang] How Many XOs?
robert at laptop.org
Wed Feb 23 09:44:08 EST 2011
> I still don't buy that 2.1 million figure. Ordered maybe, shipped by
> Quanta possibly, but definitely not "in the hands of children and
> The data on http://one.laptop.org/map also adds up to about 1,800,000
> with no significant omissions that I can find (definitely none that
> up to 300,000) so I think this is pretty much the upper bound right
> Peru had 250,000 XOs in the field (with 40,000 more in a warehouse in
> Lima) as of late August 2010, I have a hard time believing that since
> then an additional 620,000 XO have actually been distributed.
> The map and corresponding wiki pages also indicate that in Rwanda
> 110,000 XOs have been distributed when at least as of three weeks ago
> that number was actually closer to 15,000.
where did you get that number from?
> In the U.S. G1G1 numbers also seem to be included in the total
> 95,000 tally.
> So overall my personal *guesstimate* at this point is that 1.5 million
> is at the very best the *number of children and teachers with an XO*
> with a more likely figure being somewhere in the area of 1.2 million.
> I know others don't think these details matter, but as I explained to
> Robert back in Vienna exactly one year ago I believe getting these
> numbers right is important considering how historically OLPC hasn't
> too good in matching the numbers it has thrown around ($100 laptop, 1W
> laptop, etc.)
> Christoph Derndorfer
> co-editor, www.olpcnews.com
> e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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