Robert Litt is an elementary teacher who has done some amazing things with computers running free open source software in education. Today, he came to San Francisco with two of his own children to get some more equipment for his students and the students of other teachers also using free open source software in classrooms. Robert and Partimus Board members Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph and Christian Einfeldt packed about 10 flat panel monitors into his van.
We also got about 10 computers and 10 keyboards into his van.
While we were loading and his children were running around in circles in the warm sunshine, Robert told us that he likes the green aspect of installing free software on older computers. He lighted up when he told us that he loves to see new life breathed into old machines. That is just one aspect of his fascination with free software. You can go to this link a detailed discussion of why he likes free software on old computers. And you can go here to see Robert’s presentation on how easy it is to put free software on older computers. I find Robert’s enthusiasm to be infectious and inspiring. Working with dedicated givers like Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph and Robert Litt renews my spirits. Thanks to both of you for all you do!