[IAEP] heads up - Indian PC?

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Mon Feb 2 21:50:58 EST 2009

I concur with Negroponte and the analyst quoted at 
that a real "$20 laptop" simply isn't feasible.

I'd be glad to be proved wrong but I think we're probably going to see 
OLPC's "no cost connectivity program" 
(http://blog.laptop.org/2009/01/07/refocusing-on-our-mission/) before a 
$20 laptop shows up... ;-)


alan c schrieb:
> Item:
> India to unveil laptop costing Rs500
> http://internationalreporter.com/News-4455/india-to-unveil-laptop-costing-rs500.html
> 'January 31, 2009 - With Tata Motor's coming out with the low-cost 
> Nano car, a group of Indian students are coming out with a laptop for 
> Rs500 ($10), cheaper than most pocket calculators, which can be used 
> globally for educational purposes and revolutionaries the computer 
> market in developing countries.....'

Christoph Derndorfer
co-editor, olpcnews
url: www.olpcnews.com
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com

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