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Business 2.0: It uses less power than a night-light and plugs into a TV. Best of all, as the first $100 computer, it’s affordable enough to propel the rest of the world into the digital age. The inside story of Novatium, an Indian start-up, that has […]

Business 2.0: It uses less power than a night-light and plugs into a TV. Best of all, as the first $100 computer, it’s affordable enough to propel the rest of the world into the digital age. The inside story of Novatium, an Indian start-up, that has plans to use broadband and bring computing to the next billion. more at Business 2.0

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  1. Om, without a hard drive and without a broadband connection, how do you think product will suceed?
    What kind of applications can you use it for? Because, besides using the internet, I think every application used on the computer requires saving on a HD. So what benefit is there to the user?

    Also, is this really a $100 device? The way is see it,
    $100 for the device + broadband + external harddrive because it seems non-functional at as a stand alone device.

    Am i missing something here??

  2. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Waiting for Negroponte’s $100 Laptop Thursday, August 4, 2005

    [...] #8221; No Jason, it has been built, by Novatium, an Indian company based in Madras. I write about them in the latest issue of Business 2.0. (Sub-required to read the [...]

  3. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Scoble is wrong about thin clients Tuesday, August 30, 2005

    [...] oadband set-top box I see a thin client. I see a PC-replacement device the one being built by Novatium, I see a thin client. Thick clients will be around for a lon [...]

  4. Should it really be called a “revolution”? Thin clients have been in existence for a long time now. HP, Maxspeed, NCD and others have already been offering these…

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