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Daily Yomiuri Online: Kids in Developing Nations Need Basic Necessities Not 100 Dollar Laptops

Apr 19, 2006, 01:00 (12 Talkback[s])

"Here's the vision. Take the best of current laptop technology, strip out the parts that add bloat and weight, develop some cool new alternatives to expensive components, combine it with free software, and wrap everything into a rugged yet handsome package costing around 100 dollars.

"Then, when you are done, try to get it into the hands of 100 million or more children in developing countries. That is the dream of One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit initiative launched by faculty members at the MIT Media Lab..."

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