Why is Microsoft Underpowering One Laptop Per Child?
May 14, 2008, 22:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Boingboing is reporting that Microsoft is forcing OEMs into
using artificially low hardware specifications. Even if you
erroneously believe that OLPC is simply a matter of price tag,
Microsoft's actions are puzzling, to say the least. Well, as long
as you imagine that Microsoft is in it for the kids.
"As Cory Doctorow notes:
"Microsoft is trying to distort the market for cheap, tiny
laptops by setting up artificial incentives to manufacturers to
limit the power and capability of their lowest-cost units..."