The 4000-rupee computer shows up in Goa


Rut Pinto Viegas Jesus (yellow, right), demos a model of the OLPC at Miramar. PANJIM, Jan 30: Goa, a small state with some early initiatives at taking computing to students and school, scored another early attempt when the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) computer was demoed here at a low-profile event. The One Laptop per Child association (OLPC) is a non-profit organization, created by faculty members of the MIT Media Lab, set up to oversee The Children’s Machine project and the construction of the XO-1 “$100 laptop”. This tiny and unusual computer was demoed at the monthly meeting of ILUG-Goa, … Continue reading The 4000-rupee computer shows up in Goa

The 4000-rupee computer shows up in Goa


Rut Pinto Viegas Jesus (yellow, right), demos a model of the OLPC at Miramar. PANJIM, Jan 30: Goa, a small state with some early initiatives at taking computing to students and school, scored another early attempt when the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) computer was demoed here at a low-profile event. The One Laptop per Child association (OLPC) is a non-profit organization, created by faculty members of the MIT Media Lab, set up to oversee The Children’s Machine project and the construction of the XO-1 “$100 laptop”. This tiny and unusual computer was demoed at the monthly meeting of ILUG-Goa, … Continue reading The 4000-rupee computer shows up in Goa

Portuguese translations… in today’s Goa


A friend in Mozambique wanted her book in Portuguese to come out with a possible English-language translation in Goa. Even while I was thinking of possibilities, last afternoon I ran into my 1983 colleague Alvaro Leao Fernandes (who lives in a pretty home, alongside the Old GMC). We worked together in the Herald in 1983. I was not even out of college, and Alvaro, one of those caught in the ‘Liberation’-time confusion of 1961, was negotiating the tough transition from working in Portuguese to trying to make it in English. These times meant different things to different people. Opportunity was … Continue reading Portuguese translations… in today’s Goa