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OLPC Low-Power Laptop Empowers and Inspires

Apr 23, 2008, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jill Terry)

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"When the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program was first announced in 2005, media attention centered on two aspects: the US$100 price tag and the humanitarian nature of the project. Three years later, the environmental genius of these award-winning laptops still not only burns bright but even inspires copycats. Vendors such as Asustek and Via are working to bring their own low-cost, low-power computing devices to emerging markets and education.

"If necessity is the mother of invention, OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte can be credited for elevating a need to new and inspired heights of creation..."

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