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Friday, September 30, 2005

Laptops for $100 on the Horizon

Independent online reporting:

"One man in Boston has a plan that he hopes will bridge the world's gaping digital divide - and quickly. The visionary is Nicholas Negroponte, director of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his idea consists of a new kind of laptop computer that will cost just $100 (£57) to buy."

This is thrilling news to me! As a homeschooler, it would be great to have this resource available for my children. Also as more and more schools encourage computer use and colleges require computer use, I can see this being a boon to society. Can't wait to see where this leads.

2 Comments:

At 9:56 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Very good post MOM, this is an interesting and exciting concept. Right now, after reading the article, I am imagining the hand cranked lap top, as being unique in itself. His ideas are counter intuitive, to the idea of building a market and then going up in price. He is determined to go down in price from his 100 dollar bench mark. Hope to see your children soon cranking their lap top.

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

It just sounds like the coolest thing! I can't wait to see it in action! And what a blessing it would be around the world for people with iffy electricity and low funds.

 

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