Archive for the 'Society' Category

OLPC: Give One Get One

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MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte’s “OLPC program” has started delivering the long awaited One Laptop Per Child computers in the US and Canada.

We have recently seen how greatly these small computers were received by children in Africa and how cleverly features have been designed into it. They create mash networks between them automatically so that children can communicate with each other, can change from color to B&W so that the display is still readable outside in bright sunlight and you can – a key feature in many countries for which this computer is intended – recharge its batteries without electricity from the grid. But most importantly we’ve seen the joy and fun the children had while using the XO laptops.

So this month until November 26, OLPC is offering a “Give One Get One program” in the United States and Canada. And it works like this…

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Quote of the day: TAIAAMAI

TAIAAMAI Speaks of this place where the birds and trees are always smiling and provide us with warmth in both good and bad times. Maori prayer, seen in New Zealand, Northern Island, Taiamai region


Images: Cow Parade Rio de Janeiro

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Most of us might have first wondered when coming to a city that has just been “invaded” by cow statues. And then many of them are so well done and make you smile. But those just gone on display in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are just hilarious.

Cows playing football, as Marilyn with hairdryer, on the beach with a Daiquiri, in Bikinis and flip-flops or on the phone – great.

Even if it’s always tempting and you just needed a last reason to visit Rio you can also have a look at…

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Everyone counts but you!

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This is the outcome – winner of a design challenge to propose a strategy to raise the turnout of voters between 18 and 24.

“…I don’t care what you think of my writing or my message. You’re not included in what is going on here. Your opinion is worthless and everyone here knows it. Everyone else has something worthwhile to contribute, except you.

You’re the outcast. Everyone else has this figured out, except you. Everyone fits in, except you. Everyone, except you. Except you…


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Humor: London Simplified

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A hilarious drawing of a London map that gets right to the point.

(original drawing by “nad”)
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Cartoon: Being social made easy

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Being “social” today can easily be integrated into your daily office routines…

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