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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RE[2]: EEEpc
by jabbotts on Tue 18th Sep 2007 13:07 UTC in reply to "EEEpc"
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

The more options the better though. There's far too much poverty to go around and in reality, one project is not going to fix everything. Maybe the OLPC get's the harsher environments and the EEE gets the slightly more developed places.

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