[clug] OLPC laptops

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Nov 22 17:39:11 GMT 2007

Kim Holburn wrote:
> On 2007/Nov/22, at 4:11 AM, Michael Still wrote:
>> Karun Dambiec wrote:
>>> Most USA businesses will not ship outside USA for unknown reasons.
>> Normally its a warranty issue. They don't have service centers outside
>> the US, and don't want to have to deal with a distributed customer base.
> Except aren't most of these destined for poor people outside the US anyway?

Well, there are two threads here. In the OLPC case its a cost efficiency
thing. In the more general case its about warranties, certification and


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