The Revolution Will Be Colorful

I forgot to mention the coolest thing about the last Ubucon in my summary.

I heard that my friend Sean Moss-Pultz (the person who started the OpenMoko project) would be in New York the week of Ubucon so I managed to contact him and get him to drop by on his way to the airport so we could have lunch.

To my surprise, he had one of the early versions of the free-phone for me (I wasn’t expecting one for several weeks). I had brought my OLPC XO so, for the first time ever (as far as we know) we managed to get the two coolest, and most important, technology platform projects in the world together.

While the XO and OpenMoko share a commitment to freedom, the similarities between the projects are, in fact, also skin deep. If we all work hard, we can look forward to a future that is free. Apparently, it’s also white with bright trim.

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Apologies for the pictures taken from my current inferior, both ethically and technically, mobile phone.

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Benjamin Mako Hill

Rebel with rather too many causes. And your host!

8 thoughts on “The Revolution Will Be Colorful”

  1. Actually, Chris Ball from OLPC was using my OpenMoko. The two first met two weeks ago at Ubucon. I was just slow to put the pictures up on my website. Sorry about that!

  2. Yikes, does my hand really look like that, or did you tweak the colors?  I think I may be dying!

  3. It all looks so kewl :D. but the acronyms are killing me…

    in spanish

    OpenMoko can be translated to = Open Bugger :S

    and LoCo team =… LoCo as in crazy…

    Rmemebr the chevy nova

    NO VA = it doesn’t run…

    :D

    just a bit of fun..

  4. The joke in Spanish about LoCo teams was intentional. That’s why it wasn’t “LocCom” teams.

    I’m pretty sure the moko thing was just an unfortunate cooincidence.

  5. Hi, you have good stuff on your blog here. I just happened upon it while searching for openmoko dev things, but I’ve been reading some of your other posts too. Keep up the interesting stuff…

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