tonight we had ourselves what i think was a fairly successful little ACM meeting. we’ll see what comes of it but there may be a nerd float in the homecoming parade, multiple movie nights, some volunteer work, a paintball game, and a NW nights lan party come out of it… we’ll see.

not much time to post otherwise, but this made me incredibly happy today.

Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and founder of MIT’s Media Labs, says he is developing a laptop PC that will go on sale for less than $100 (£53).

He told the BBC World Service programme Go Digital he hoped it would become an education tool in developing countries.

He said one laptop per child could be ” very important to the development of not just that child but now the whole family, village and neighbourhood”.

He said the child could use the laptop like a text book.

He described the device as a stripped down laptop, which would run a Linux-based operating system,

“We have to get the display down to below $20, to do this we need to rear project the image rather than using an ordinary flat panel.

1 comment
  1. bill said:

    Paintball & movie nights? That sounds great. I poked around the net about film viewing rights once; apparently it’s all free if you gather people at your home but once you hit university (or library) grounds, you need to pay for rights, even for a casual viewing among friends or for a student group. If you find out differently, I’d love to hear about it.

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