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Reuters/MSNBC: Intel Blasts '$100 Laptop' as Mere 'Gadget'

Dec 12, 2005, 13:45 (14 Talkback[s])

"Potential computer users in the developing world will not want a basic $100 hand-cranked laptop that is due to be rolled out to millions, chip-maker Intel Corp. Chairman Craig Barrett said Friday.

"Schoolchildren in Brazil, Thailand, Egypt and Nigeria will begin receiving the first few million textbook-style computers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) media lab run by Nicholas Negroponte from early 2006..."

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