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17 November 2005

First $100 laptop unveiled
By John Blau, IDG News Service

Nicholas Negroponte has demonstrated the first $100 laptop computer for use in developing countries.

He and an embarrassed Kofi Annan had to overcome technical glitches. The United Nations general secretary twisted off the computer's crank handle at the unveiling event, and the screen locked as Negroponte later tried to demonstrate the display.

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Haha, it's not often these

Haha, it's not often these fools get the public ridicule they deserve. Here's to a good laugh.

If these two adults were

If these two adults were able so quickly to bring the laptop to its knees, it may be a piece of junk that won't survive the first day.

Also, if these areas are so poor and the machines usable after all, the optimal recipients may not be kids. They might help boost local economies in the right hands, which market forces maymove them to anyway, disregarding the kid-centered intentions.

"Dude, you're getting a

"Dude, you're getting a Dell!"

Taking laptops from babies?

Taking laptops from babies? Tsk tsk Constant. :dunce:

I was thinking of a mutually

I was thinking of a mutually acceptable trade. How about a pack of washable tattoos? Kids seem to dig those.:twisted:

This is great. Poor Third

This is great. Poor Third World students can now have laptops so they design better suicide bomb belts.

Naw, they're more likely to

Naw, they're more likely to try and eat the "chips" inside the computer. :sweat:

Does anyone else see a

Does anyone else see a connection between this act of "charity" and the UN's continuing efforts to control the internet?