Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 21:43 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In November, you'll be able to buy a new laptop that's spillproof, rainproof, dustproof and drop-proof. It's fanless, it's silent and it weighs 3.2 pounds. One battery charge will power six hours of heavy activity, or 24 hours of reading. The laptop has a built-in video camera, microphone, memory-card slot, graphics tablet, game-pad controllers and a screen that rotates into a tablet configuration. And this laptop will cost USD 200."
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RE[2]: Nice System....
by kev009 on Thu 4th Oct 2007 23:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice System...."
kev009
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2006-11-30

I used my first computer at 3 and was dabbling with perl by age 9 after seeing a cool book on dynamic websites at a used bookstore. Something like this would have been a huge hit with me, and I'm sure I would be much more knowledgeable today if I had such a tool - both in computing and general academia.

Seriously, I just completed the compulsory educational system here in the US (K-12), and it was a compete waste of time for people who are independent thinkers and have true interest in obtaining knowledge. Not to downplay the OLPC effort any, but why is there no interest to market a product like this to first-world countries. We are more suited to take the risk of a first-generation product and ramp up volume so cost goes down for everyone.

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RE[3]: Nice System....
by daniel_iversen on Sun 7th Oct 2007 10:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice System...."
daniel_iversen Member since:
2005-07-16

I agree completely with you in the idea of marketing the product in our own countries to our own children as well.

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