[LINK] $100 laptop could sell to public

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Mon Jan 15 14:08:44 AEDT 2007

Richard Chirgwin wrote:

> Debunked, alas, at a thousand miles an hour, as many and various sources 
> will now attest.
>> One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit organisation with the goal 
>> of providing children in developing nations with laptop computers, 
>> today announced that "contrary to previously published reports OLPC 
>> has no plans to make the XO laptops available for sale to the general 
>> public."

I predict a surge in backpackers visiting third world countries
to buy real cheap laptops from the poor who would rather feed themselves
than compute. Laptop tourism replaces eco tourism, so to speak.


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