Two weeks ago O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference took place in San Jose, CA and Mary Lou Jepsen, the brain behind the XO's ground-breaking display design, gave a keynote there. Not surprisingly she talked about low-cost and low-power computing and what kind of things she and her company Pixel Qi are working on these days. Suffice to say it's an interesting keynote and definitely well worth watching!
After watching the video, check out Peter Glaskowsky's review of the same. I'm not sure I can agree with many of his points, like:
Jepsen wanted her audience to believe that the key breakthrough in the XO-1 design was the screen, but the fact is that low-resolution, low-quality, low-power displays have been widely available for years. They aren't used in PCs because they don't meet the expectations of PC users. And frankly, the display in the XO-1 wouldn't meet most PC users' expectations either.
What do you think? Was Mary Lou all hyperbole or does her talk encapsulate the XO-1 advances and her own contributions, and Peter just showing a mean jealous streak?