This idea, reported in New Scientist, would help close the digital divide, at least in the developing world.
$100 laptop sought for world's poor
12 February 2005
STRIPPED-down $100 laptops could hugely boost computer ownership in the developing world. So says Nicholas Negroponte, former head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, who is on a drive to convince PC makers to develop cheaper computers. He outlined his idea at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, late last month. Full story (free).