[IAEP] [support-gang] How Many XOs?

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Wed Feb 23 10:06:12 EST 2011

Am 23.02.2011 15:44, schrieb Robert Fadel:
>> 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
>> teachers".
>> 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 add
>> up to 300,000) so I think this is pretty much the upper bound right now.
>> 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?

Someone who was in Kigali around New Year's and then followed up with
people there upon my request.

The exact comment was along the lines of: 75,000 XOs are supposed to be
distributed by the end of April, right now approximately 15,000 are
actually in schools with the rest sitting in regional warehouses.

But please do feel free to correct me if I'm wrong (particularly if I'm
horribly wrong), there's a reason why I used the word "guesstimate";-)


Christoph Derndorfer
co-editor, www.olpcnews.com
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com

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