Techmeme tracks news all over the web, and a link on Techmeme today to a BBC article brought to my attention yet another inexpensive laptop computer for kids. Intel has a $200+ laptop (the “$100 laptop” is now close to $175) that could also be in the running.
And let’s not ignore other efforts to create inexpensive computers, like Simputer and the recent announcement that India seeks to create a $10 laptop computer. (That’s, of course, going to be extremely difficult, but it does show that $100 may still be too high a price to achieve “everywhere” penetration.)
On CBS News, Lesley Stahl interviewed Nick Negroponte about the computer. There’s video there to be viewed. This is the CBS-OLPC institutional view, of course, but the discussion about OLPC in the blogosphere has gotten so negative lately that some positivity is welcome!
The Intel Classmate
- Google video of the first prototype of the Intel Eduwise computer (later the Classmate) at trade show (May 2006)
- C|Net article on Intel’s Classmate
- Brazil to test…Classmate
- A technical comparison of the OLPC “XO” and the Intel Classmate
- Wikipedia entry on the Intel Classmate
The Simputer (Simple Computer)
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