"The biggest technology roadblock to building the $100 laptop
championed by Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the One
Laptop per Child organization, is close to resolution.
"That roadblock has been developing a display that is rugged,
inexpensive and readable in a wide variety of conditions from low
light to bright sunlight. Displays are a traditional barrier to
building laptops for use in a variety of conditions. In the past,
they tended to use a lot of power and were difficult to read in
lowlight and nearly impossible to read in direct sunlight. If you
want a really heart-stopping financial moment, call your laptop
vendor to find out what it would cost to replace a broken display.
You'll most likely find that the display replacement costs more
than a new laptop..."