OLPC [Was: Re: Computer speed over time [Was: Re: PDP-8/L value]]
ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 17:05:30 CST 2010
Alexey Toptygin wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010, Gene Buckle wrote:
>>> I've used on something bigger than a PDA or cell-phone. I wanted to
>>> use it as a low-weight low-power ssh console, but I'd rather slam my
>>> fingers in a door than try to type on that keyboard for any length of
>> So go get a small form factor USB keyboard and just plug it in. You
>> could also continue to whinge about how your adult hands don't fit on
>> a keyboard designed for children. Your call.
> And defeat the purpose of having a compact, low weight device? No
> thanks. The EEE PC series of machines is not much larger, and their
> keyboards are 100% more usable; that's what I'm using now, but
> unfortunately they are much heavier and use much more power...
> There is a difference between whining and pointing out questionable
> design... if you assume any complaint is whining, I assume you are a troll.
Not that I would speak for Gene, but he used the word "whinge", not the
word "whine". They have different meanings. "Whinge" specifically
means "complain". "Whine" specifically means "cry".
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