The Times of India today (5 May) reported that Indian researchers are striving to create a $10 laptop – having rejected the $100 laptop (now way over $100) as too expensive. Yeah, that may be true for many, many countries. $100 (or $150 or $175 or $200) could add up to a half year of labor for many people in many places.
Apparently the South-Asian researchers have gotten the cost down to $47 so far, labor included.
They report “A meeting of industry and academia is to take place in IISc, Bangalore, later this month to go through the two designs and invite more suggestions.”