Christian Science Monitor: A Closer Look at What '$100 Laptop' Will Be
Jan 30, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregory M. Lamb)
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"It's an astonishing experiment: Design a cool computer, unlike
anything on the market, loaded with innovative features.
Manufacture it for not much more than $100 apiece, a fraction of
what other computers cost. Persuade government officials in
developing countries to buy millions of them, and hand them to
schoolchildren. Then stand back and see if you've done what you
hoped--created a revolution in the way kids learn.
"The next step in turning this techno-dream into a reality
begins in February when prototypes of the XO laptop go out to be
kid tested in a dozen or so countries from Brazil to Rwanda, Libya