The $100 PC to Unveil in November

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Remember back in January we mentioned MIT, AMD, GOOG and Samsung were working on a sub $100 laptop? Well, the BBC are reporting that the prototype will be unveiled in November this year.

His non-profit One Laptop Per Child group plans to have up to 15 million machines in production within a year.

A prototype of the machine should be ready in November at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunisia.

Children in Brazil, China, Egypt, Thailand, and South Africa will be among the first to get the under-$100 (£57) computer, said Professor Negroponte at the Emerging Technologies conference at MIT.

What a cool project...

thanks to ac112!

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Ditto

That is a cool project.

I wonder what the implications are of everyone having computing power at their fingertips and networked.

I wonder what the

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I wonder what the implications are of everyone having computing power at their fingertips and networked.

More n00b posts :)

hahaha

That would make for some even longer threads on WMW come PR update time.

Excellent Excellent Excellent Project

Has been running for a while. The project page is at http://laptop.media.mit.edu/ which includes photos and diagrams.

wireless net technology

Think Google will start dumping loads of money into WiMax? Seems like the two will go hand in hand.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=5873

damn....

...looks like they'll be Linux-based. I was so looking forward to the challenges of Windows XP, Hundred-Dollar Laptop Edition.

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