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Monday, December 15, 2008

Polka Dot Girls Block Five and Laptops

Here is Block number 5 from the Polka Dot Girls. This is the big block and I have the little one to do. I will work on it tomorrow at our Sit N Sew. It has a nice saying on it--- "A good friend is like Spring blossoming in the Heart." I still need to sew together the Blocks from Number 4--maybe I can do that this afternoon.

My oldest daughter has been volunteering her time with an organization called One Laptop Per Child---I'm sure some of you have heard of it. Well, they have now written a manual to go with it and she helped write that, too. She is a technical writer, so this was a wonderful opportunity for her! I had her write a little explanation of what these programs are all about and this is what she said: "The mission of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. They've created the XO laptop, which you can buy on amazon.com/xo through their Give One Get One program. There's also a manual about how to use the laptop for sale at http://www.lulu.com/content/4439260. 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."

As you can see, I am very proud of my daughter and what she has done! Hope you visit these links and see what this is all about!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



pollyanna said...

You have every right to be proud of your daughter. She is doing a great thing. And so are you with your beautiful polkadots girls! *smooch*

Anne Gentle said...

Thanks for mentioning the project! I'm going to give two copies of the books to the Lubuto Library project (http://lubuto.org) from your donation! :)