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[liberationtech] Central PA Open Source Conference - Nov 4, 2017
pshapiro at his.com
Wed Oct 4 13:56:06 PDT 2017
Fellow refurbishers and digital inclusion activists,
For those who might be interested, I'll be presenting a workshop at the Central PA Open Source
Conference in Lancaster, PA, on Nov 4, 2017. http://cposc.org/ https://twitter.com/CPOSC
I'll be talking about how I buy very affordable laptops on eBay -- install Linux on them -- and resell
them at the same price to community members in the town where I live and work -- Takoma Park, Maryland.
It's my little way of bridging the digital divide. I also provide free tech support for these laptops - via my public library job.
The title of my talk is -
"Linux Laptops via the Public Library"
I'll be sharing tips on how I locate deals, such as this $20 Dell laptop I bought.
And these other laptops I bought -
And this all-in-one desktop I bought for $20.
Kindly pass along word about this workshop to anyone you know who might be interested
in attending. Naturally, folks from Philly, Baltimore, DC, Delaware, NJ, and NYC would find a drive to Lancaster, PA, quite do-able. (Lancaster is centrally located -- it's a former capital of the United States.)
I'm especially hoping to get some public (or school/college) librarians to attend --
as well as classroom teachers, community builders, education equity activists, open source enthusiasts, etc.
Oh, and I'll be giving away a Corei3 laptop to one of the people who attends my presentation.
I paid a fortune for it. (About $40.) Admittedly, the sound doesn't work on this laptop, but in
other respects it runs fine.
Phil Shapiro, pshapiro at his.com
"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates
"Learning happens thru gentleness."
"We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we can choose from real options." David Suzuki
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