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 
+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.

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