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Negroponte's dreams, coming true two at a time!
Written by Daniel   
Saturday, 13 January 2007 08:18
Want one of Negroponte’s laptops? Buy two and you can have one

Aren't those OLPC laptops so cool? Don't you wish you could get your hands on without having to move to a developing country? Well, now you can buy, not one but two nifty laptops, according to the BBC News.

Although the focus of the One Laptop Per Child project is mainly on delivering five million laptops to developing nations, one idea for commercial viability is for Western citizens to sponsor a machine for a developing world child.

It's possible that eBay could be a partner in selling the laptops. Michalis Bletsas, chief connectivity officer for the project, said.

"If we started selling the laptop now, we would do very good business," Bletsas said, speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The laptop, called the XO, is a durable, easy-to-use machine. It has built-in wireless networking and video conferencing so that groups of children can work together. The current actual cost of the laptop is $150....Read more on this

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