Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Sep 2007 19:57 UTC, submitted by Bobthearch
Hardware, Embedded Systems The vaunted 'USD 100 laptop' that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren is becoming a slightly more distant concept. The USD 100 laptop has many innovative features including a pull cord for recharging by hand. Leaders of the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child that was spun out of MIT acknowledged Friday that the devices are now slated to cost USD 188 when mass production begins this fall. The last price the nonprofit announced was USD 176; it described USD 100 as a long-term goal.
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It doesn't matter....
by Phloptical on Sun 16th Sep 2007 00:18 UTC
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Like schoolkids should have laptops anyway. The ubiquitous cell phone is bad enough, now you've got some schmuck kid watching youtube when he should be listening to the lesson.

Friggin' kids these days.

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