MIT's $100 laptop
A research project at the MIT Media Lab has a plan for getting $100 laptops in the hands of millions of people around the world. One notable feature is a hand crank for providing power in places where electricity is undependable or unavailable.
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Is it just me—or does anyone else think that if this thing ends up being useful at all, it'll turn into the most popular computing platform on the planet? Especially, I expect, if it's not too difficult to make, gets released into the public domain, and ends up being somewhat durable.
And if it runsAnd since it runs something like Linux or a BSD, I could see it being superbly disruptive. (Sometimes it helps to read the fine article.)