February 28, 2005

Help for the Digitial Divide?

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
Celeste Biever

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).

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