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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:24 AM
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MIT rolls out $100 Linux machine (laptop computer)
http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/index.cfm?NewsID=44...

29 September 2005

MIT rolls out $100 Linux machine
By China Martens, IDG news service



The MIT Media Laboratory expects to launch a prototype of its US$100 laptop in November.. The facility has been working with industry partners to develop a notebook computer for use in education, particularly in developing countries. The laptops should start appearing in volume in late 2006.






"In emerging nations, the issue isn't connectivity," Nicholas Negroponte, the lab's chairman said at the Emerging Technologies Conference. "That's not solved, but lots of people are working on it in Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, etc. For education, the roadblock is laptops." He and his colleagues believe that equipping all children in the world with their own laptop will greatly improve the level of education and help stimulate children to learn outside of school as well as in the classroom.


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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:27 AM
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1. One of those things
that will change the world. I'm delighted about this.
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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:29 AM
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2. Thanks for the post. nt
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:33 AM
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3. As Martha Stewart would say:
It's a GOOD thing.
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Nomad559 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:55 AM
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4. :- )
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:10 AM
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5. Here's another source for that:
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