[LINK] $100 laptop could sell to public

Darrell Burkey darrell.burkey at anu.edu.au
Thu Jan 18 09:07:52 AEDT 2007

I'm at linuconf.au 2007 now and Chris Blizzard of Mozilla has made several 
presentations about the OLPC project. He has stated quite clearly what 
Brenda says below in that the laptops are meant for sale to 'developing 
countries' in very large numbers. This will also help them reach the 
target cost of $US100 which right now is running at about $US125.


Darrell Burkey, UNIX Systems Administrator
Research School of Pacific & Asian History
College of Asia & the Pacific
Australian National University
Ph: +61-2-6125 4160

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Brenda Aynsley wrote:

> I recall in the very earliest days that the idea was to sell in lots of 
> $million to governments.  I would have thought then that each purchaser would 
> have an intended audience in mind for their million dollar investment. 
> Presumably its a classroom/education program rather than a mum and dad at 
> home investment.

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