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Thursday, November 17, 2005

How good is a cheap laptop for the "Rest of the world"?

Clearly, connectivity is important to move the poorest out of their bracket and into the economic mainstream. There are enough examples to showcase this success.

Now MIT has unveiled its US$100 hand-cranked laptop computer and nothing wrong with this. The goal to to provide the machines free of charge to children in poor countries who cannot afford computers of their own. But please don't forget that the computers are not the most advanced ones and this can also be a major turn-off for many in developing countries who might see this as a bread crumb only.

(By Asia Business Consulting)