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Old 11-12-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Edge helped launch XO

Edge has created a custom start-up sound for the groundbreaking XO laptop, designed to help children in developing countries 'learn learning'.

One Laptop per Child, the non-profit organization behind the XO, revealed details today, as the purchase programme went live in North America.

The start-up sound accompanies a unique animation in which an “XO” spins 360 degrees to look like a child. One Laptop per Child (OLPC) manufacture and distribute laptop computers that are sufficiently inexpensive to provide children in developing countries with access to knowledge and modern forms of education.

“I'm delighted to support One Laptop Per Child," said Edge. "It's an amazing aim to use this new technology to help children all over the world."

At present the laptops are only available in North America - when you buy one, you also provide one for a child in a developing country.


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aww thats such a good idea
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This is a great idea and I'm happy to hear Edge is supporting this.
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Good for Edge!!!
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Now I want to HEAR it.....oh how SWEET....
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Another great thing he has involved himself in, wonder how much the laptop is-will have to do some googling....
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That is the sweetest thing! Edge
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Where can I buy one?
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:22 PM   #12
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Did you know that the startup sound for windows '95 was written by none other than Brian Eno? I'm sure it is familiar to many of you:


Cool that Edge has done one as well.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:00 PM   #13
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^ I like the Windows XP startup sound...makes me think of water tumbling over rocks, which is a nice association.

I'm guessing Edge probably got tapped for this through a Media Lab connection...he was on the board of the now-defunct Irish campus of Media Lab back when the US campus unveiled the OLPC project.

That original article is misleading, though--OLPC doesn't "distribute" computers, they sell them to governments; and as a North American individual customer you can't buy "one," rather you buy two ($200 each plus shipping), one of which goes to you, the other of which then becomes one less computer a government needs to purchase in order to acquire it.
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Hey, that's so cool! Go Edge.


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