One Laptop Per Child's "Give One Get One" program has been extended to December 31st. OLPC's goal is to supply laptops for children in developing countries who might not otherwise have access to an education. In pursuit of this goal, OPLC has developed the XO laptop, a child-geared machine designed to be "durable, brilliantly functional, energy-efficient, responsive, and fun."
Existence & Stuff
It's way past time this site had a new design, and I finally came up with one I think I can live with for a while. This one feels like it will actually grow and expand and change over time, and that's important to me. I wanted a site that felt, well, roomy and comfortable like a pair of well-worn jeans.
A lot of the new elements are things I've wanted to do for a long time—although the most obvious isn't really new at all...
The technical savvy of today's kids sometimes leaves me flabbergasted. Yesterday my seven-year-old, who is in a combined second/third grade class at school, said to me,"You know Eli Hernstein, Mom?"
"Sure, he was in your kindergarten class," I said...
Maybe it's because I just had a birthday. Or maybe it's that I recently passed my 10th anniversary of building web sites. But lately I seem to hear more people than usual wondering if this "working with the web" business isn't a younger person's game.
We've been extremely busy lately at the University lately, which you may have guessed from my lack of posts. I've been working lots of late nights and weekends, but I have to say that telecommuting has made the whole experience much easier.