[EAS] One Laptop per Child

Peter J. Kindlmann pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Wed Nov 22 15:42:01 EST 2006

This will update you on Nicholas Negroponte's 
project, with many pictures of the device
and a FAQ link that makes intersting reading.  --PJK

(from The Scout Report -- November 24, 2006)

One Laptop Per Child

Several years ago, noted researcher and computer-aided design pioneer
Nicholas Negroponte embarked on a program to develop a laptop computer that
would be sold for use in the developing world.  The catch was that the
computer needed to be very affordable, and in fact it needed to cost around
$100.  Now it looks as is if that project has come to fruition, as the
laptop will be shipped shortly to a number of countries in the coming
months. Visitors who are interested in this type of development strategy
will appreciate learning about this site, which contains information on the
actual laptop, along with some material about the overall goals of this
project.  The FAQ section is quite a pip in itself, and visitors will also
not want to miss their in-house wiki, which contains a good deal of
additional material about the project, complete with frequent updates.  The
site is rounded out by a ìDownloadsî section, which contains some nice
renderings of this very compact and sturdy $100 laptop.

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