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"$5 iPod" Follows in $100 Laptop Tradition

Mar 05, 2008, 13:45 (1 Talkback[s])

"A Seattle-based nonprofit organization called Literacy Bridge hopes to create a low-cost audio player for the developing world. The $5 'Talking Book' is an iPod-sized flash-based mp3 player that juices up on health, educational, and other audio programming at Linux-based content distribution kiosks.

"The plan is for individuals to purchase the Talking Books device for a partially subsidized cost of $5. The more expensive kiosk laptops will be acquired by entrepreneurs via micro-loan programs. The entrepreneurs will sell access to content, as well as the Talking Book devices themselves..."

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