View Full Version : The $100 laptop for every kid on the planet getting closer to reality.

Ness Rowlah
18-11-2005, 11:04 AM
in Wired today an update on Negroponte's educationial drive -

People get it quickly, they sleep on it, very often they wake up the next morning saying, "Oh my god, this is a really big change." The whole idea of harnessing the resources of children themselves to participate in education is a pretty big one. A lot of people don't think about it....

It's a short story. It's also a pretty good story, and there aren't too many good stories in the world right now. There's no angle to it that's bad.... And with the possible exception of the circumstance in which (the government) is so poor that the $100 can't be reached, it really isn't a balancing act here. Why would you not do this?

18-11-2005, 02:03 PM
If those laptops came with USB powered water purifiers...