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Price Of ‘$100 Laptop’ For Poor Kids Hits $200

“A computer developed for poor children around the world, dubbed
‘the $100 laptop,’ has reached a milestone: Its price tag is now
$200. The One Laptop per Child Foundation, founded by MIT Professor
Nicholas Negroponte, has started offering the lime-green-and-white
machines in lots of 10,000 for $200 apiece on its Web site.

“Two weeks ago, a foundation executive confirmed recent
estimates that the computer would cost $188, which was already
higher than the $150 price tag in February and $176 in
April…”


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