Tuesday, November 22, 2005

USD100 notebook

  • Speed: 500MHz
  • OS :a 'light' version of Linux
  • Screen : two-modes color or black-and-white display for
  • view in bright sunlight at four times normal resolution,

  • Power: AC adapter or via a wind-up crank
  • 10-to-1 crank rate- one minute gets ten minutes of power.

    The laptops will be rugged and probably made of rubber.

  • 4 USB ports
  • Wi-Fi
  • cell phone
  • 1GB of memory

    Each laptop will act as a node in a mesh peer-to-peer ad hoc network
    allowing internet sharing on a single online connection.

    Man I wish they will make this a reality soon. It will surely close the 'digital divide'. Imagine our kampung kids using USD100 notebooks !!!

    More info from PC World Article and developer MIT Media Labs
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