TheCompiler blog from Wired.com has the story. Key information:
The One Laptop Per Child project’s “Give One Get One” offer has been extended through the end of the year, which means there’s still time to pick up an XO laptop for yourself and someone in a developing country.The promotional offer kicked off two weeks ago and was originally scheduled to end yesterday, November 26, but due to the demand it has been extended through the end of the year.
Over at the blog Compiler from Wired.com is a good review of the latest AND greatest features in Zoho Writer. Key quote:
While it isn’t feature complete just yet, Zoho Writer is getting very close to the ideal in online editing with word processing software that works equally well in offline and online modes. With big names like Google Docs, Microsoft Live and even Adobe all vying for your online office loyalty, there’s no doubt that if offline functionality matters to you, Zoho has the lead.
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The Nytimes.com has a fascinating article: New York Manhole Covers, Forged Barefoot in India
Some sample quotes:
Manhole covers manufactured in India can be anywhere from 20 to 60 percent cheaper than those made in the United States
And why is that. Could it be due partially to this:
“We can’t maintain the luxury of Europe and the United States, with all the boots and all that,” said Sunil Modi, director of Shakti Industries.
It reminds me of photographs of Europe in the 19th century.