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 wouldn't matter...
by diskinetic on Sun 16th Sep 2007 10:46 UTC
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If we just billed them all to major companies who are cashing in on the wired (and wireless) society, it wouldn't matter. You count up the orders, divvy the costs by corporate net worth, and send the bills to the telecoms and dotcoms, plus a few large software houses. Heck, if everyone here who owned more than one computer (mea culpa) sold their extras and donated the proceeds, that'd get a couple of dozen out the door, I wager. Of course, you'd have to be one of those who believes in the project and its objective, naturally.

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