The $100 PC sounds great. Four questions I want to know: 1. How are they made? (It is my understanding that Europeans have the edge in terms of sourcing computer componentry so that they have minimal ecological impact and are easy to recycle).
2. How long will they last? 3. What do they do with them when they break or are no longer usable? 4. How does the $100 PC business plan address not just the digital divide but the technology divide/gap (in other words, does the plan allow for the development of facilities in emerging markets to produce these computers including supply chains)? Jeff Buderer oneVillage Initiative - Trust. Unity. Prosperity Holistic ICT Development for Eco Living www.onevillagefoundation.org [EMAIL PROTECTED] +1 408 813 5135 San Jose, California On Tuesday, October 4, 2005, Mikhail Doroshevich wrote: > At Technology Review's Emerging Technology Conference at MIT September > 28, 2005, Nicholas Negroponte, founder of MIT's Media Lab, showed off > the design of a laptop he hopes can be sold for just $100. At that > price, governments in developing countries could afford to buy one > laptop for every child, he said, opening up educational opportunities > for millions. > > http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/09/wo/wo_092805bullis.asp ------------ ***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a Non-Profit Organization*** To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd Archives of previous GKD messages can be found at: <http://www.edc.org/GLG/gkd/>