__/ [ 7 ] on Saturday 25 February 2006 15:42 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ 7 ] on Saturday 25 February 2006 00:24 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> "Professor Negroponte predicts there could be 100 million to 150 million
>>>> shipped every year by 2007."
>>>> Could this be realistic?
>>> I don't know what this raving nut and MIT professor could possibly
>>> be trying to do.
>>> The $150 complete PC with 15" monitor is already available
>>> commercially shipping with Linux.
>>> Ok $50 is 50% more than $100, but it is still a full blown PC
>>> and it doesn't require committment of the order of 150 million
>>> crippled laptops to be manufactured.
>>> Its far better to spend some money on commercial off the shelf
>>> PCs to bring its price down through volume purchasing
>>> and subsidies than committing to crippled laptops surely?
>> * Not everyone in the world has a desk.
>> * Not everyone has electricity readily available.
>> * Durability of the unit is a crucial factor too.
>> A $150 complete PC with 15" monitor is already available commercially
>> shipping with Linux (including tax I presume)? Show me!! *smile*
> Old news..
> Just google for India / 10,000 rupee computer.
> It uses the mercury / kobian EPIA mboard that comes with the VIA CPU.
> I have the same mboard from www.techfever.co.uk
> booting off of USB sticks, AND SD card + MMC card (with appropriate card
> reader - not all readers do that properly).
> Since the news went public these mboards are like gold dust now!!!
I read about it back in August:
I also blogged about it immediately. I never realised it had transcended the
borders of India and reached the UK. Intersting! This could have more impact
than eSys offerings.
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