Friday, November 18, 2005

Wired News: Negroponte: Laptop for Every Kid

If they can make this $100 laptop for those who are overseas, how about marketing it in the United States. Where is the website to put your advanced order? I think we could buy one for each child in our home, that would be five. Oh, wait, some are over 18, do they count? Anyway, I think this is a great idea and Christian releif agencies should get involved in making purchases where funds are not available otherwise.

Wired News: Negroponte: Laptop for Every Kid: "WN: One could argue that it's better to give them something that has more mainstream commercial appeal.

Negroponte: Now be careful there. Fifty percent of the servers on this planet are using either Linux or some kind of Unix derivative.... So 20 percent of the world's servers are already using what I would call perfectly mainstream software. And there are open-source approaches to it that are working just fine. It's not mainstream on the desktop, I'll admit, but we'll make it mainstream on the desktop. We'll push that over the edge."
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