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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Are they serious ?

    The MIT Media Laboratory expects to launch a prototype of its US$100 laptop in November, according to Nicholas Negroponte, the lab's chairman and co-founder. The facility has been working with industry partners to develop a notebook computer for use by children in primary and secondary education around the world, particularly in developing countries. The laptops should start appearing in volume in late 2006.



    http://www.itworld.com/Comp/1290/050928mitlaptop/
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    That's just amazing! Every student to own a laptop.

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    Id buy 1

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    The laptop can be powered either with an AC adapter or via a wind-up crank, which is stored in the housing of the laptop where the hinge is located. The laptops will have a 10 to 1 crank rate, so that a child will crank the handle for one minute to get 10 minutes of power and use.
    The laptops will be ruggedized and probably made of rubber, he said.

    No wonder it's gonna be $100.



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    I'd buy one. I read the article. They sound fantastic!

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    i think the wind-up is such a big plus for this laptop. even researchers can use this laptop in remote areas where electricity is not available. i wonder though if its gona be available for commercial use.

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    Welcome to FST e2000. I bet you're right. Probably only for 3rd world children. I mean they need them. But damn I'd like one. That crank is so cool. The whole fn idea rocks.

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    Nice as I could use one also...
    Last edited by RealitY; 09-29-2005 at 07:04 AM.

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    The lab will initially target Brazil, China, Egypt, South Africa and Thailand, according to Negroponte, as well as the U.S. state of Massachusetts
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    Last edited by peat moss; 09-29-2005 at 01:21 PM.

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