Posts Tagged ‘ olpc ’

Why Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the $100 laptop

Aug 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

Nicholas Negroponte had a vision: to build a $100 laptop and give away millions to educate the world’s poorest children. And then the fat-cat multinationals got scared and broke it.

Designers on quest to build $12 computer

Aug 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

A $12 computer of sorts - a cheap keyboard and Nintendo-like console - already exists in India, where people hook the devices to home TVs to run simple games and programs. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology students hope to soup up these 1980s-era desktops with rudimentary Web access and more.