Packing (NOW in Malaysia and posting this) up for another trip to Malaysia. This time for a small urban micro-deployment in my hometown Malacca. It will serve children who are underprivileged - a mix of refugees children and indigenous OA children. Again this is made possible through donations from my past Malaccan classmates. dLEAP2 will be launched on March 16-17. Getting help from the first dLEAP deployment - 4 children will be driven all the way down (4-5 hours) from their hostel in Tras, Pahang by their warden. They will bring extra XOs to help in out for the 2 days training.
As much as I love the XO laptops there are two drawbacks. One is weight. In deployments be-careful not to break your back :-( if you have to transport them yourself.
The "endless spin" is frustrating when children, teacher and end users expect pictures that moves.
Issue two can change if we recognized that working video streaming capability in a laptop is MUST and not an addon. Let's unleash what the XO can do as it celebrate its 10 years in 2015.
Now off to Malacca by car!