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New names for the OLPC?

Posted on | May 16, 2008 | Comments Off

Now that Microsoft XP is the new `official’ operating system for the OLPC units, I suspect that the meaning behind the OLPC acronym or the acronym itself will change.

Some suggestions are already floating around:

  • OLPC -> One License Per Child
  • OBSPC -> One Blue Screen Per Child
  • OBNPC -> One Botnet Node Per Child

It just goes to show. Most nerds really dislike Microsoft, even the ones who use (and sometimes make) Microsoft products. But why change the acronym?

Personally I think any new name should be a recursive acronym. I can’t think of one at the moment, but I will. (O)LPC (L)acks (P)roactive (C)ommunication will have to do for now. It doesn’t really describe the unit itself, so its not a good acronym.

It does, however, sum up the OLPC leadership in 4 letters. Colloquial terms tend to stick, who knows what OLPC will mean to people in the months to come.


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