Tom Brady handles the XO

Tom Brady stopped by the OLPC offices last week (you can see him in our group photo below!) and really got into the project. He wrote about the visit on his blog yesterday in his Insider Update at It was a real pleasure to meet him – we spent over an hour talking with him and showing him the XOs. He spent some of the time shooting video clips about the laptops, with shout outs for bloggers and a few specific sites.

Tom took a couple XOs back home with him when he left (along with one of the lovely bags Scott and I acquired from the artisans of Cuzco)… Giselle is from Porto Alegre, one of our earliest school trials, and an enormous star there. I wonder if we can get a photo to send them!

Now that’s a great smile…

We all took a group photo yesterday afternoon, after a long week.  There was a camera crew idling in the office who were kind enough to oblige us.

That’s Delisile’s son in front holding up an XO and smiling… as charming as he is gorgeous.  Even Tom Brady was shy in his presence.

The Cambridge crew takes a break

The Cambridge crew takes a break

Everyone has been getting a bit jumpy with the gray weather and long days, but this was fun. Henry is showing off the New York Times front page.  If you look closely, you can see that after Amy, our controller, came into the office this morning the market rallied a few hundred points.

More updates coming soon: with news about G1G1 around the world, launch parties this Sunday, and new videos, photos, and essays.  Send specific questions and requests our way!