Friday, June 9, 2006

computers: One Laptop per Child design

1st working prototype of the One Laptop per Child designRead this spec to see some great innovation in the One Laptop per Child effort, the so-called "$100 laptop". It's exciting to imagine such careful hardware design and a treasure trove of open source software in hundreds of millions of kids' hands.

Will the Bill and Melinda Gates, Andy Grove, and other billionaire foundations have the backbone to endorse, promote, and bankroll a non Wintel design?

I'll forgive Mr. Jim Gettys for trashing NeWS (Sun's Network extensible Window System, by James Gosling who later created Java) back in the days of the war between NeWS vs. X window system and Sun/AT&T vs. every other workstation :-)

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  • Yeah S,

    ive been following this for a while,

    its cool that MIT is doing this, but it always seemed like ppl in Africa would need food more than a linux laptop.

    i want one for my mom, the neon green is too cool

    By NJH, at July 15, 2006 11:45 PM  

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