Wednesday, October 05, 2005

third world computers

Nicholas Negroponte has designed a sub $100 laptop for use in the Third World.

The proposed $100 machine will be a Linux-based, full-color, full-screen laptop that will use innovative power (including wind-up) and will be able to do most everything except store huge amounts of data. These rugged laptops will be WiFi- and cell phone-enabled, and have USB ports galore. Its current specifications are: 500MHz, 1GB, 1 Megapixel.

Interview with Negroponte here

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