Saturday, April 21, 2007

$100 dollar laptop

Just wanted to let you know I'm excited about the "$100 laptop" project. It has many interesting sides to it. They hope this laptop will stimulate education of kids in the Third World (and their parents will probably catch on quickly too!). On the other hand, keeping the price low, and focussing on their 'customers', also asks for some major innovations!

I understand we will all be able to buy a llaptop at twice the price. In this way, you also buy a laptop for someone else in the Third World. Most people will like that deal. At least I do.

But what's this going to do with the pc/laptop market? If you can buy a laptop at say $200, why buy a regular one? And what are the laptop's innovations going to imply for technology and infrastructure? For instance the cable networks that we have?

Samuel

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