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Christian Science Monitor: A Closer Look at What '$100 Laptop' Will Be

Jan 30, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregory M. Lamb)

"It's an astonishing experiment: Design a cool computer, unlike anything on the market, loaded with innovative features. Manufacture it for not much more than $100 apiece, a fraction of what other computers cost. Persuade government officials in developing countries to buy millions of them, and hand them to schoolchildren. Then stand back and see if you've done what you hoped--created a revolution in the way kids learn.

"The next step in turning this techno-dream into a reality begins in February when prototypes of the XO laptop go out to be kid tested in a dozen or so countries from Brazil to Rwanda, Libya to Pakistan..."

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