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.
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RE[2]: GREEN?
by voidlogic on Thu 17th Nov 2005 23:52 UTC in reply to "RE: GREEN?"
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2005-09-03

The webcast states they will allow companies to sell them for a profit to the general population; however, let will be providing for school kids and teachers lower prices

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RE[3]: GREEN?
by hobgoblin on Fri 18th Nov 2005 00:07 in reply to "RE[2]: GREEN?"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

interesting as the mit page on it:

http://laptop.media.mit.edu/

clearly states that they will not be for sale...

but i guess they are refering to the ones given away to school children, and that they cant be sold of as second hand items...

btw, i see people are commenting those arms. clearly they are the arms of a adult person. therefor the keyboard will be compareable to a laptop keyboard.

only that the touchpad have been increased in size so that it can be used as a handwriting pad...

Edited 2005-11-18 00:11

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