$100 Laptop

My friend brings this to my attention: the $100 laptop.

http://laptop.media.mit.edu/laptop-images.html

The idea is, that if a laptop costs $100, and you put one in the hands of every child you can find, and they’re capable of running peer-to-peer networks… well, you can change the world.

I think they’re right.

8 comments

  1. *laughs*

    I thought I was the only one that ignored the pr0n going on to notice the surroundings where the pr0n was going on. Guess it is me and India.

  2. Enabling the third world to download a lot of pr0n will change the world. Maybe not the way the computer’s inventor expect, but it will change the world.

    Consider this — western style television, including ads, is beginning to penetrate Indian markets. A curious thing is happening. Indians, apparently, don’t want the products offered for sale, for example floor cleaners and dish soap. But they do want the environments in which these products are placed. They want kitchens with tile floors and running water and electricity. And they are prepared to work for those things and seek them out.

    In the same way, maybe they don’t want anemic models dressed in crotchless lingerie, so much as they want the beds piled high with pillows and the unusual modernist furniture they recline upon.

  3. or download a lot of pr0n!

    in less silly words, yes, I agree, it is an awesome idea. They’ve been working on this one since the late nineties, it is good to see it come to this point.

  4. or download a lot of pr0n!

    in less silly words, yes, I agree, it is an awesome idea. They’ve been working on this one since the late nineties, it is good to see it come to this point.

    • Enabling the third world to download a lot of pr0n will change the world. Maybe not the way the computer’s inventor expect, but it will change the world.

      Consider this — western style television, including ads, is beginning to penetrate Indian markets. A curious thing is happening. Indians, apparently, don’t want the products offered for sale, for example floor cleaners and dish soap. But they do want the environments in which these products are placed. They want kitchens with tile floors and running water and electricity. And they are prepared to work for those things and seek them out.

      In the same way, maybe they don’t want anemic models dressed in crotchless lingerie, so much as they want the beds piled high with pillows and the unusual modernist furniture they recline upon.

      • *laughs*

        I thought I was the only one that ignored the pr0n going on to notice the surroundings where the pr0n was going on. Guess it is me and India.

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