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OLPC and the Kindle

Dec 23, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Hendrickson)

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"When I saw the One Laptop Per Child device, I just had to tinker around with it. So during an hour-long train ride home I explored the little OLPC and was quite impressed. I was impressed because it is a fully functional computer, with a screen size a tad larger than the Kindle from Amazon. I don't think these two devices will compete with each other for market position, but they both have some features that put them in a similar category. And they both cost $399, although the OLPC's price buys two devices--one for a youngster somewhere in the world who will make good use of it, and one for you to help get more apps built for it.

"Both the Kindle and OLPC can browse the Web. However, the Kindle was designed to browse Amazon's library of content to purchase..."

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