Friday, September 30, 2005

Sub-$100 laptop design unveiled

Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Labs, has been outlining designs for a sub-$100 PC. Professor Negroponte came up with the idea for a cheap computer for all after visiting a Cambodian village. His non-profit One Laptop Per Child group plans to have up to 15 million machines in production within a year.

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  1. Cool, I didn't know you could put a hand-crank on a computer to power it when there is no other power supply.

  2. There was an interesting comment from someone on engadget involving this...

    "I absolutely loathe these ideas of providing people who have nothing to eat with cellphones and laptops just to turn them into a market (feed them basics, make them want to consume like the rich). It's so nice for us to ease our Western mind by sharing technology, isn't it. The founding idea behind it is commendable, democratizing access to technology, but this is certainly not going to feed starving children. Oh, and hey, Canada (where I live) also has poor people, and so does every "rich" nation on the planet; how about we help them first?"

    Engadget Link (one more pic)

    Not my comment but interesting none the less... I'd definitly pick one of these bad boys up if I had the chance. Think of the remote mo-blogging capabilities!