[LINK] $100 laptop could sell to public

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Jan 18 09:51:00 AEDT 2007

Just picking up on the comment about literacy ...there are a lot of
literate kids and adults without laptops and I suspect a few illiterate
ones who do own laptops.

> One Laptop Per Child - The debate continues for OLPCs in Pakistan
> Will UAE possibly support Laptops for every child in Pakistan?
> [Fouad Riaz Bajwa, FOSS Advocate, Lahore - Pakistan, 06-06-2007] 
> OLPC has been long debated whether it will be shipped within its initially
> announced price of US$100 per laptop and will it be affordable by developing
> world countries where national budgets may reach the total cost of buying
> these laptops for every child. Currently the true cost of the OLPC possibly
> stands at US$208 and if it carries a 5-year long-term support plan, the
> price could jump beyond US$ 972 per laptop. OLPC is trying to identify
> various solutions to overcome this issue.

Marghanita da Cruz
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