[LUAU] Open Source Pizza - Tuesday, January 20

R. Scott Belford scott at belford.net
Mon Jan 19 14:22:30 PST 2009

The State of Affordable Computing - How Close are We to Free?

Marine Sciences Auditorium
The University of Hawaii
Tuesday, January 20 6:30 p.m.

HOPE and Change abound, but what does this mean for your computing
future?  With the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) changing the paradigm of
affordable and portable computing, the landscape has changed in 2009.
Computing value now is as much about the Kilowatts per Hour as it is
about the Horsepower.  Etherbooting, PXE, the "cloud", the Atom, and
other seemingly strange words will take on a new and unique meaning to
all those who attend this first Open Source Pizza of 2009.

A hands-on demonstration of the OLPC computer and 3 other netbooks
will be part of a festive array of low cost computing solutions.  Most
importantly, you can learn about HOSEF's DIY self-assembly netbook kit
that enables you to build your own netbook computer.  Imagine building
the device that you use as your SIP phone, your telemedicine monitor,
your television tuner, and more.

Your presenter, R. Scott Belford, is a data and voice architect
specializing in social engineering through open standards
technologies.  HOSEF engages in inspiring tomorrow's engineers and
entrepreneurs through hands-on experiences with computers and network
appliances.  Programs like Computer Guts and gnu/Linux Edutainment
Learning Centers have long been fulfilling the dreams and visions that
America's new president advocates.  HOPE, Helping Other People Excel,
requires access.  We catalyze access.


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