After hearing the buzz generated by One Laptop Per Child I decided to give it a go. Building from source was painful, and I eventually dropped a pre-built ext3 image into parallels. The UI is simple, which is good. Didn’t try the games, but they looked interesting.
Since there didnt’ seem to be hover-over text, I found the icons to be less than intuitive. That A-looking this is a word processor? What’s that boxy thing for?
I’m not going to pass judgement until I put my kid(s) in front of it and see what they think. Good start, needs some work. And some more applications.
Also trying out 37signals basecamp. I like it, it’s very nifty, and it has helpers in all the major OS environments. I’m considering an upgrade to the paid version so I can manage more than one project in a single account.
I guess I’m the only twitter user in my LJ circle. Slackers. Where are all my social network early adopters?