$150 laptop

Nicholas Negroponte by Jodi Hilton for NY Times - all copyright respected - contact me to remove image

He said a program would be created to enable those in the developed world to underwrite a laptop for a child in a designated country and to correspond with the recipient by e-mail as a sort of “glorified pen-pal program.” But however attractive the idea of a $100 or $150 laptop, he said there were no plans to make it generally available to consumers. – NY Times

I have my $150 waiting. I could buy two of these for the price of a single AlphaSmart Neo. Negropnte may be doing something really useful here. As a colleague (and registered OFSTED inspector) once put it, “just how much computer do you need to run a noddy spreadsheet?”

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