Today at the Seven Countries Task Force Meeting, the first working prototype of MIT's now famous $100 laptop was presented. Looking at these pictures compared to the earlier ones, I'm wondering where the hand-crank is now. Is it in those horns that are sticking up? Whatever the case may be, I think this project is great and has the potential of spreading the benefits of the communications revolution to far more citizens throughout the planet.
Here are some additional resources for the $100 laptop:
- Images: MIT's $100 laptop
- Will the $100 PC fly?
- Quanta to build the $100 laptop
- Gates mocks MIT's $100 laptop effort
- $100 laptop expected in late 2006
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