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Wed, 30 Jan 2008
For years it has been an LCA dream to put an OLPC in every attendee's registration bag, to give the project a development boost and inspire our attendees. We didn't quite get there, but we did get 100.
Jim Gettys and I announced at the keynote that we had a handful available, and we'd chosen names a random. We gave out 10 there, and leaked out another 60 to random people over the morning.
I fought hard for randomness, because we don't know who will make best use of them and I trust our attendees to pass them on if they can't do something wonderful. Some comments overheard since then have battered my faith, but I still hope that most people will make sure these XOs make a difference.
BTW, the following people were loved by the random number generator but still haven't been found (send them to Registration Desk):
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