[EAS] The Hundred-Dollar Laptop
Peter J. Kindlmann
pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Thu Sep 8 16:25:50 EDT 2005
"From the Editor: The Hundred-Dollar Laptop"
By Jason Pontin
Technology Review, August 2005
"Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of MIT's Media Lab, showed
attendees [at Wall Street Journal's D3 conference] the screen of the
Hundred-Dollar Laptop, or HDL. Beginning in 2006, he said, he would
build 100 million to 200 million HDLs every year--and distribute them
to the children of the poor world. Many attendees had read about
Negroponte's idea and dismissed it as quixotic. Hearing how an HDL
might be built, seeing a part of it, and realizing the scale of the
project produced a rustle of delighted interest."
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