Re: [GKD] A Hundred-Dollar Laptop for Hungry Minds

2005-10-06 Thread Grady
It seems this is a repeat of the debate on the inexpensive Simputer in India of a while back. I vaguely recall that many argued that no one wanted a stripped down version that could not run the latest programs and it was doing a disservice by not being able to learn marketable programming skills.

Re: [GKD] A Hundred-Dollar Laptop for Hungry Minds

2005-10-05 Thread Jeff Buderer
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

[GKD] A Hundred-Dollar Laptop for Hungry Minds

2005-10-04 Thread Mikhail Doroshevich
A Hundred-Dollar Laptop for Hungry Minds 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