Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Nov 2005 19:36 UTC, submitted by anand78
Hardware, Embedded Systems MIT has unveiled its $100 hand-cranked laptop computer to the United Nations technology summit in Tunisia and said that it hopes to make millions of the devices to give to the poorest people in the world. The lime-green machines, which are about the size of a text book, will offer wireless connectivity via a mesh network of their own creation allowing peer-to-peer communication and operate in areas without a reliable electricity supply.
Permalink for comment 61647
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Jesus Weeping Christ
by Windows Sucks on Fri 18th Nov 2005 01:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Jesus Weeping Christ"
Windows Sucks
Member since:

You are right!

And as the saying goes: Give a man a fish he will eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he will always have food.

All we do is send money and food to places like different countries in Africa, Latin America etc, yet we don't teach anything to anyone! And then we get mad when warlords (Thet we helped arm) take the food and steal the money!

It makes no sence to me! That is why I think this laptop plan (If managed right) can be a BIG boon to poor people!

Reply Parent Score: 2