guest post by the inimitable Anne Gentle
Copy this book! We hope you will.Â I am proud to say that through a collaboration with One Laptop per Child, Sugar Labs and FLOSS Manuals, a print and online manual about using the XO laptop and Sugar operating system is now available as via print-on-demand at Lulu.com.Â Â Tom Brady checked it out when he was visiting the office last week and thought it was pretty neat.
You can order your own print copy for a modest price – someone walks off with one of mine every week, and I’m due to order some more.Â Or you can read it on your XO laptop -Â the PDF is always available for free and for remixing into your own works. Soon, the book will be for sale on Amazon as well.
The OLPC Laptop Guide has a simple, clean cover design and the content inside was written by a community of professional writers, editors, open source experts, and OLPC staff. This book contains 240 pages of how-to information for your XO laptop and the operating system that kids love, Sugar. This book was written by a group of people in the unique wiki tool offered by FLOSS Manuals. Much of the content was written in a five-day collaborative BookSprint. In it you’ll find instructions for connecting with and caring for this unique little laptop. The neat thing is, once you’re done with a real book, you can pass it on to the next person who wants to learn about their XO. Get a book and pass it on.
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Ah, inimitable… why, thank you. You know, David Farning wants to clone me to run more BookSprints. 🙂 I told him he’d have to wait more than 30 years for the clone to grow up, but he says he’s into long term community building. That sounds about right. 🙂
Thanks for the post opp!