Sustainable e-Device Design

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative represents the cutting, if not controversial, edge of green e-device design. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has published an interview with OLPC's CTO Mary Lou Jepsen, which is a insightful must-read for anyone interested is sustainable e-device design. The interview covers a host of design decisions surrounding OLPC's XO laptop (an EPEAT gold device), including power consumption and management, display and networking technologies, RoHS, and lifecycle planning.

Update 2009.12.29:
Here is a talk by Jepsen, now with Pixel Qi, on related topics, including low power displays.

Upgrading XO Laptop

The podcast about an effort to create an adult work machine from the OX laptop can be found on this page under "We Convert the XO Laptop": http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/podcasts.

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