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

John Watlington wad at laptop.org
Wed Mar 2 00:34:00 EST 2011

On Mar 1, 2011, at 7:41 AM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:

> Am 01.03.2011 13:36, schrieb Christoph Derndorfer:
>> Am 28.02.2011 22:59, schrieb John Watlington:
>>> On Feb 23, 2011, at 10:27 AM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>>>> I'm still absolutely clueless about the total figures but what I do know
>>>> is that Argentina's Conectar Igualdad program
>>>> (http://www.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/) will distribute 3 million
>>>> Classmate PCs in part of its public secondary school system by the end
>>>> of 2012. By late December approximately half a million of them had
>>>> supposedly been distributed.
>>> According to the web site at the URL provided above, none have
>>> been delivered to children as of Feb. 28.
>> When I was in Buenos Aires in mid-December for a 3-day workshop
>> organized by the Argentinian MoE I also met my former Argentinian host
>> brother and his cousin who had received their Classmate PCs in late
>> November.
>> So I know that at least two of them have actually been distributed (and
>> no, this time not based on dubious information from Kigali;-)
>>> We continue to hear that Classmates are being deployed, but nobody
>>> can provide concrete information about where and how many.
>> I'll get in touch with some people in Buenos Aires to try and figure out
>> what the current figure there is.
> Okay, just found
> http://www.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/sobre-el-programa/evaluacion-y-seguimiento/informe-de-avance-de-entregas/
> which supposedly provides the number of distributed netbooks and is
> updated on a weekly basis.
> The count as of today is 358,227.

Impressive number.  What software are they running ?


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