Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jun 2006 16:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems At an event put on to honor the top technology innovations from Massachusetts companies, a technology designed for users far from the halls of MIT and Harvard stole all the thunder. At the MITX in Boston, Nicholas Negroponte, the co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, was inducted into the MITX Innovation Hall of Fame. But Negroponte used his time at the podium to talk about his current job as chairman of the One Laptop per Child association and its goal of putting what is commonly referred to as the $100 laptop into the hands of children in developing countries. Negroponte didn't just talk about the association and its goals; he also brought the first working model of the $100 laptop.
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RE: my eyes....
by elektrik on Fri 9th Jun 2006 17:32 UTC in reply to "my eyes...."
elektrik
Member since:
2006-04-18

"obviously poor children don't care about looks. or are they all colour blind?"

You're right-most poor kids usually worry about little things like...oh, I don't know....food and clothes?

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RE[2]: my eyes....
by r2d2d3d4d5 on Fri 9th Jun 2006 19:34 in reply to "RE: my eyes...."
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2005-12-31

there's poor (i.e. can't afford a computer) and then there's poor (i.e. can't afford food/clothes/clean water). i don't think the latter are going to be that bothered with the $100 laptop whatever it's looks like.

either way I can't see why nice looking plastic costs any more than day-glo orange. the other colours don't look so bad though.

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