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MIT designs under £57 laptop

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The laptop for the world's children should be durable and self-reliant
    Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Labs, has been outlining designs for a sub-$100 PC.
    The laptop will be tough and foldable in different ways, with a hand crank for when there is no power supply.

    Professor Negroponte came up with the idea for a cheap computer for all after visiting a Cambodian village.

    His non-profit One Laptop Per Child group plans to have up to 15 million machines in production within a year.

    A prototype of the machine should be ready in November at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunisia.

    Children in Brazil, China, Egypt, Thailand, and South Africa will be among the first to get the under-$100 (£57) computer, said Professor Negroponte at the Emerging Technologies conference at MIT.

    source: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4292854.stm

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