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This steals storage from the children.

It's enough space, barely, if it doesn't get filled up with stuff (libraries for example) that isn't all that likely to be useful. Kids will be creating images, sound, and maybe even video. There really isn't room for a library.

That's roughly the idea. The best local materials are the ones that can be used to learn how to do things, and used as templates, or as part of other creative works.

The school server isn't likely to have lots of space either. It'll be doing backup duty. It'll be serving up textbooks, probably chapter-by-chapter to save space on the XOs. Anything left over could be used as a web cache if there is a net connection.

It will be serving up books and images and maps and materials in the school library, yes. And it will be part of a cache framework, along with the laptops themselves.

The "web cache" could of course hold a library, if the students wish to use a library.

Sporadic network access means that some of the active caching will have to take the form of a library that is preloaded or regularly made available, with updates available over time as well. Sj talk 10:58, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

AlbertCahalan 22:02, 18 March 2007 (EDT)

Musical waste

"A Musical Look At Waste" - Instructions on building musical instruments with waste and common materials, for kids. The author JosĂ© LĂșcio gave me permission to compile his webpage into a content bundle for the OLPC. It is licensed cc-by-sa, and translations are very welcome.


HoboPrimate 00:19, 8 September 2007 (EDT)

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