Ok you got me to sign up for eschoolnews. Don't get your knickers in a
twist over this just yet. The screen, RAM and a chip from a commercial
vendor like AMD, will be very difficult to put together for $90. I
don't think you guys would be too happy with the $185. desktop they
are already hawking in Asia. Plus I think that anything they come up
with will be targeted for offshore, will be REALLY REALLY low end and
will cost more here (remember we are a rich country). Oh, it won't
happen for a few years either. However, this is nothing but good news
and even though I'm a Mac guy I'm pro open source and this will really
send Micro$oft for a loop.cheers,
On Mar 21, 2005, at 3:13 PM, Bill Romond wrote:
know you all have plenty of e-mail... but this article ("MIT Team
Creating $100 Laptops") from eSchool News speaks to something that
Vermont is piloting... one-to-one computing. A premise upon which the
Vermont pilot is built is that the cost of putting teachers and
students in a one-to-one environment will continue to decline.
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