TED 2008: designer Yves Behar

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7 Responses to “TED 2008: designer Yves Behar”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    The XO comes with a single (folded) instruction sheet, much of which shows how to open the unit.

  2. Susan Oliver says:

    Of course none of them could open it; they’re all over the age of 10!

  3. gadfly says:

    Nice job, Mark! That may be the most subtle variant of the “OLPC-is-impractical” argument I’ve yet to see. It doesn’t seem like a very fair complaint to me, though.

    I’d really hate for these comments to turn into an argument over the XO-1 or OLPC, so I’d just like to end by thanking you for letting us experience TED vicariously.

  4. Kid says:

    A lot of times I struggled to open a MacBook. I’ll try opening an XO when I get my hands on. :)

  5. Nicholas Weaver says:

    The XO opening could be made from ANNOYNG to “Piece of cake” by embossing a couple of ikea-style icons in the lid.

  6. Tom says:

    The problem with the folks opening the XO is not that the problem is hard, but that there are three of them trying to solve it at once. It’s an occupational hazard for people who have a lot invested in smartness: they try to be the one to solve every problem, even in situations when it’s better to sit back and let someone else do it alone.

  7. caseyd says:

    We had dinner guest, Chris Blizzard then of RedHat, one night last winter. Among his pile of gear ( I think he is his own cloud computer ) was an XO.

    The only newbie to the device who could open it deftly was the 8 year old.

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