February 6, 2009

$10 Laptops Not a Reality

Last week's claim by the government of India that it had developed a $10 laptop computer seems to be a bit of an exaggeration. According to The Industry Standard:
Several media outlets, including The Industry Standard, cited a Times of India article that last week stated India would be unveiling the laptop as an educational tool for children across the country. .. Now it turns out that the project actually centers around a 2GB hard drive with wireless capabilities... Fast Company reports that the device appears to be nothing much more sophisticated than a specialized digital storage hub/net access point for educational media."

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