[DC LoCo] Takoma Park Folk Festival: Mass CD production? OLPC batteries?

Parrish Swann parrish.swann at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 14:13:19 BST 2008

50-60 sound reasonable.  I'll see what happens when I talk to my coworker.

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 9:07 AM, Kevin Cole <dc.loco at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 08:56, Parrish Swann <parrish.swann at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I ask because I may be able to pull a string or two at my job to get some
> > CDs pressed.  No guarantees, but I might be able to.  I don't know if
> I'll
> > get 180, but we'll see.
> No, no, no.  No need to go to that extreme. That's going to be some
> serious overkill for OLPC Learning Club.  I was thinking more like
> 50-60.
> a) this will be the first year for OLPC LCDC at Takoma Park.  It took
> Ubuntu LoCo two tries to build to 180 CDs.
> b) most people who already have a computer would probably feel that
> turning it into the equivalent of an XO laptop is a step backwards,
> unless they're into innovative ways to teach young children or they're
> geeks.
> (I suppose there's always the "Oh, free shit? Gimme, even if I don't
> know what the heck it is." mentality, but I'd hate to waste materials
> and labor, not to mention the environmental impact of just generating
> more landfill material.  If people get home, try it once and throw it
> out, that's no good.)
> Mike, any word on G1G1?  'Twould be nice if that were a definite for
> TPFF, cuz you know the interested will be asking "Where can I get
> one?" and telling them "eBay," sorta sucks.  ;-)
> P.S. If it wasn't clear, we've already got enough Ubuntu CD's to cover
> TPFF.  I was only referring to the OLPC Live CD's.
> >> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 01:20, Parrish Swann <parrish.swann at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > How many discs need to be burned?
> >>
> >> Excellent question... No idea.  The 1st year at TPFF we (Ubuntu LoCo
> >> and Ubuntu Linux) were pretty much complete unknowns. Last year, we
> >> distributed around 180 Ubuntu CD's.
> >>
> >> I've got our group covered again for this year.  But I imagine OLPC
> >> Live CD's will be sort of where we were three years ago, and won't
> >> have the benefit of nice packaging, unlike us.
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