On UFOs and the $100 notebook

Freeman, Dave
August 2006
Portable Design;Aug2006, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p6
The author reflects on creating a portable computing device for Internet connectivity which costs only $100 for the youth in the U.S. He mentioned about several initiatives aimed at providing Internet access such as the Advanced Micro Devices in 2004 and the One Laptop per Child in 2005. The author also commented that if a suitable portable computer could be sold for $100, expected to start in fourth quarter of 2006, then governments could be able to acquire them for their children.


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