[news=http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/5995/thumbnails7sl.jpg]Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates mocked the $100 laptop computer project that is to help developing countries. The $100 laptop project is backed by Google at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and is aimed to provide inexpensive computers to people in developing countries around the world. While the computer lacks many of the useful features that we take for granted on a typical computer, it does provide a means for developing countries to gain access to a computer.
"The last thing you want to do for a shared use computer is have it be something without a disk and with a tiny little screen," Gates said at the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum in suburban Washington. "Hardware is a small part of the cost" of providing computing capabilities, he said, adding that the big costs come from network connectivity, applications and support.