$100 laptop unveiled

Gizmodo has posted early pictures of a bright orange working prototype of Nicholas Negroponte's much-discussed $100 laptop, a sign that his One Laptop Per Child initiaitve may soon get off the ground. The vision, which Negroponte, a former director of the MIT Media Lab, has been pushing for several years, is to bring computing and Internet connectivity to millions of unwired people in the developing world by creating an affordable, durable computer. The positive, if bemused, reaction on Slashdot was best summed up by one poster: "Sure it's groundbreaking and such, but it looks like something one would purchase from Fisher-Price."
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