“When the government minister for technology in Macedonia, one
of Europe’s poorest countries, decided to jolt the nation’s
educational system by outfitting schools with new computers, he had
a surprising array of blue-chip choices.
“After all, between a soon-to-be-released laptop dreamed up by
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors, the ‘Classmate
PC’ from Intel and other inexpensive options, low-cost computing
for international schoolchildren is now one of technology’s hottest