""What's particularly interesting about netbooks is the price
point," Google's Willy Wonka told a room full of financial types
this afternoon at the Morgan Stanley
"Technology Conference in downtown San Francisco. "Eventually,
it will make sense for operators and so forth to subsidize the use
of netbooks so they can make services revenue and advertising
revenue on the consumption. That's another new model that's
coming." Schmidt called netbooks the "next generation" of the
low-cost machines produced by Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per
Child (OLPC) initiative. "Products today are not completely done.
Things are missing. It's perfectly possible that operating systems
that are Linux-based will become a significant player in that
space, whereas they have historically not been a significant player
in the PC space."