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$100 Laptops

Anyone else think it’s absurd? Why should the governments of hunger line countries be at all interested in paying $100 for a laptop which has 500mhz and runs linux and you need to wind up… whenever most of the kids in the country probably (if they even have that option) have to pay for education and more than likely have a severe shortage of pencils and paper?

Anyone else think it’s absurd? Why should the governments of hunger line countries be at all interested in paying $100 for a laptop which has 500mhz and runs linux and you need to wind up… whenever most of the kids in the country probably (if they even have that option) have to pay for education and more than likely have a severe shortage of pencils and paper?

Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, outlined his plans for the $100 PC last year. The wind-up devices, targeted at children in developing nations, feature a 500Mhz processor, 1Gb of memory and dual-mode color or black and white display that can be read in direct sunlight. the reg

prototype laptops
(Image from the reg)

I mean… look at it? Hmm. Looks like a Fisherprice My First Computer. Looks don’t matter to people who don’t have enough food to eat… but surely $100 worth of grain would go a lot further. Or a couple of goats might go a lot further!