I've heard of windup toys, but windup laptops?

Hold onto your laps, because this News.com story tops the charts: "The $100 laptop moves closer to reality" (http://www.techrepublic.com/2100-10877_11-5884683.html)

According to the story, Nicholas Negroponte, the co-founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has detailed specifications for a $100 windup-powered laptop for children in developing nations. Negroponte and his nonprofit group, One Laptop Per Child, are working with five countries--Brazil, China, Thailand, Egypt and South Africa--to distribute up to 15 million test systems to children.

"Power for the new systems will be provided through either conventional electric current, batteries or by a windup crank attached to the side of the notebooks, since many countries targeted by the plan do not have power in remote areas."

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