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[3]: It doesn't matter....
by Morin on Sun 16th Sep 2007 21:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It doesn't matter...."
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> Let's also forget that we (as a "civilized" society) can hardly keep our
> PCs in check from viruses, malware and the like. Now you've got
> literally hundreds of millions of people, who can hardly afford basic
> necessesities, expected to now maintain an OS, let alone actually know
> how to use apps that are loaded on it.

These people are _poor_, not _stupid_. At least no more than people in the first world are (although that gives rise to concerns too).

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