[IAEP] [support-gang] How Many XOs?
robert at laptop.org
Wed Feb 23 10:09:17 EST 2011
On Feb 23, 2011, at 9:55 AM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
> Yes, it's *great* that this note is on that wiki page however I'm
> concerned about the major public interfaces such as
> http://one.laptop.org/map as well as Nicholas and Rodrigo constantly
> refer to "2,100,000 children and teachers have XO laptops" when that
> quite clearly not the case.
> As Caryl will talk about OLPC at the Scale conference this week I
> to use the opportunity to share what I feel are more realistic
Short of polling every deployment - which is done - on the distributed
versus locally warehoused number unless you also want to know the
number of xo's in repair status (how literal are you being about
"have"?); I'd reduce the number by 100-200k; approximately a month's
production and an equivalent number in transit whose time which can
take up to 8 weeks for land-locked countries. The upper-bound might
capture local inventories too.
so, about that rwanda number you are quoting...?
also curious about the classmate deployment figures you were
researching some time ago, what did you find?
> Am 23.02.2011 15:38, schrieb Ed McNierney:
>> "There are over 2.1 million XOs in the field as of January, 2011.
>> The information below represents the number of XOs delivered,
>> shipped or ordered for each country or region. Not all XOs are
>> currently in schools."
>> That seems to be exactly what the wiki page is saying.
>> - Ed
>> On Feb 23, 2011, at 9:33 AM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>>> Am 23.02.2011 14:19, schrieb Robert Fadel:
>>>>> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 23:06, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org>
>>>>>> I agree with Walter. About two million. I don't have access
>>>>>> to the
>>>>>> internal figures.
>>>>>> See also 1,834,500 in a probably partial list of laptop orders:
>>>>> There are over 2.1 million XOs in the field as of January, 2011.
>>>> we update the wiki and the map every 4-8 weeks based on the actual
>>>> order and producation schedules
>>>> a mapping of many of those same deployments:
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> Lima) as of late August 2010, I have a hard time believing that
>>> 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
>>> that number was actually closer to 15,000.
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> I know others don't think these details matter, but as I explained
>>> Robert back in Vienna exactly one year ago I believe getting these
>>> numbers right is important considering how historically OLPC
>>> hasn't been
>>> 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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