Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SchoolTool Appliance?

Chris Dawson and I have been waiting for the same thing, a super-cheap solid-state home (classroom, school, in a pinch) server in a wall wart form factor: TonidoPlug.

It runs Ubuntu under the hood, so turning it into a SchoolTool appliance for the developing world should be pretty easy. You'd need to attach extra storage -- although a USB key would do. I'm going to have to buy one and test it to see how it performs with just 512mb of memory. It should work fine for a small school in the developing world.

1 comment:

gnuosphere said...

Damn it. I just bought a WikiReader and now I have to buy this.