Fw: $100 Linux laptop for schoolkids

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Sep 30 2005 - 10:34:58 CDT

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| $100 LINUX LAPTOP FOR SCHOOLKIDS |
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| MIT plans to distribute 150 million computers worldwide |
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Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of MIT's Media Lab, has
announced a project to develop $100 laptops for schoolchildren.

The non-profit One Laptop Per Child group has ambitious plans to
distribute 150 million laptops in three years. The idea is based on
applying the concept of open source to education, according to
Negroponte.

"All we can do is seed the change and, like Wikipedia grew, and like
Linux grew, do the same for open source education," he said.

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