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The Register: Gates Mocks Negroponte's $100 Laptop

Mar 16, 2006, 14:30 (30 Talkback[s])
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"Bill Gates has mocked the $100 Linux-based, wind-up powered PC which is being pitched by MIT media lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte at developing markets.

"In a move unlikely to endear the world's richest man to PC users in either the developed or the developing nations. Gates advised them to 'get a decent computer' that offered a decent screen, a broadband connection and isn't powered by a wind-up handle..."

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