[SATLUG] One Laptop Per Child (aka $100 laptop) Demo

Mitch Thompson mitchthompson at satx.rr.com
Wed Jul 26 12:48:48 CDT 2006

Sean Carolan wrote:

> There could be huge demand for this product if they'd sell a
> commercial version to consumers in the USA and Europe. What's the
> reasoning behind not allowing this into the commercial markets? I
> think if it were done properly, it could benefit everyone. For
> example, if it sold on Amazon.com for $199.00 the extra profits could
> be used to subsidize a free one for children in Nigeria or other 3rd
> world countries.
> On 7/26/06, tweeks <tweeks at rackspace.com> wrote:
>> Check it out:
>> http://tinyurl.com/okwkl
>> More info:
>> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2161048/nigeria-orders-olpc-laptops
>> http://www.siliconvalleysleuth.com/2006/06/post.html
>> Tweeks
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I've been following the development of this device as well, and am also 
a bit miffed as to the reluctance to make this device generally available.

It would sell like hotcakes. Hmmm, perhaps that is the reason? Gotta 
keep the other laptop manufacturers happy...

"To sit home, read one's favorite paper, and scoff at the misdeeds of 
the men who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective. It is 
what evil men count upon the good men's doing." —Theodore Roosevelt

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