Re: economics; was No subject
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 18:44:52 +0000
> Unfortunately, "unlimited" SkypeIn and SkypeOut aren't actually
> "unlimited", if you read the fine print, and if you go over, it
> goes to the per-minute rate.
Thanks. Hadn't noticed. I have only about 30 SkypeOut calls/month.
> ... a personal computer still can't compete with the low power, low
> heat output, high stability of a corded telephone.
Just for sake of interest, Wikipedia lists 15 W for the OLPC XO-1.
A common size of compact fluorescent bulb is 25 W. An electric
kettle is ~1 kW. An XO-1 connected for 1 hour draws roughly the
same energy as an electric kettle connected for 1 minute. To
conserve electricity, jettison appliances with heating elements
> Firstly, seeing as how I've already mentioned that I'm broke, do
> you really think I'm going to go out and buy a fancy expensive
> handheld just to have low power?
Definitely not. Skype is preinstalled on the Sony PSP. A friend
should give you a PSP 3001 discarded by his child after receiving
a shiny new PSP-N1000.
And obviously you are articulate. One or more readers of this list
might offer a lead to a decent job.
Regards, ... Peter E.
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