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A closer look at what ‘$100 laptop’ will be

It’s too early to gain a sense of the impact of the $100 laptop project (over 5 million of these computers will be in the hands of students in developing countries by the end of 2007). It’s a tremendous experiment in the impact of access – to technology, networks, and each other (as students). The design of the device is quite innovative – accounting for the conditions of use…for example, as a low energy device (for areas of poor electrical supply) a hand generator (pull a chord for one minute, get ten minutes of power) can be used to provide power. More info: A closer look at what ‘$100 laptop’ will be