"$5 iPod" Follows in $100 Laptop Tradition
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"A Seattle-based nonprofit organization called Literacy Bridge
hopes to create a low-cost audio player for the developing world.
The $5 'Talking Book' is an iPod-sized flash-based mp3 player that
juices up on health, educational, and other audio programming at
Linux-based content distribution kiosks.
"The plan is for individuals to purchase the Talking Books
device for a partially subsidized cost of $5. The more expensive
kiosk laptops will be acquired by entrepreneurs via micro-loan
programs. The entrepreneurs will sell access to content, as well as
the Talking Book devices themselves..."