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Hundred dollar laptop backer Nicholas Negroponte says the laptops will actually cost $175 and will have an options for running Windows. The realities of manufacturing and designing mass market products has set in, but the result is still pretty good, don’t you think? I saw a […]

Hundred dollar laptop backer Nicholas Negroponte says the laptops will actually cost $175 and will have an options for running Windows. The realities of manufacturing and designing mass market products has set in, but the result is still pretty good, don’t you think? I saw a prototype a few weeks ago, and they ditched the crank now too. Hopefully they keep the wireless mesh.

  1. OK, can we stop calling it the $100 laptop then?

    Sounds like global warming, things get colder even though its called global warming.

    Maybe people that name these things need to work with some marketing folks.

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  2. I believe there are 7 different ways to human power the device, of which the crank is probably one.

    I’m not sure they’ve been demo’d or talked about yet, but should be soon.

    Of course, I’ve been wrong before. :)

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  3. “It’s an education project, not a laptop project.”
    – — Nicholas Negroponte..

    It really going to go as low as possible .. maybe perhaps less $100 in 2-3 year..

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  4. Heard Red Hat use this quote yesterday to refer to the OLPC project. The project is definitely at stage 3, but stage 4 may be right around the corner…

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

    ~Mohandas Gandhi

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  5. David Kirkpatrick just blew this story wide open…Intel is in serious trouble if the laptop comes to the US. In addition, it appears that Microsoft and OLPC have finally realized the opportunity they have to change the world together…

    http://money.cnn.com/2007/04/27/technology/fastforward_xo.fortune/?postversion=2007042716

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