Monday, August 21, 2006
The $100 laptop
Po Bronson's The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest has come true, but not exactly. A cheap laptop running Linux, using flash memory instead of a hard disk, and powered by a hand or foot pump has been built by the One Laptop Per Child program. Thailand is expected to be the first to get them with 500 kids taking delivery in October and November. This is a significant step in bridging the digital divide.