As a paraphrase of the old Coca-Cola commercial about wishing to teach the world to sing, Nicholas Negroponte wished to get the world's children online. This MIT Media Lab founder proposed a PC that would cost only a hundred bucks. Well, that price tag is up to about 130 dollars but it could be a go by next April.
This week, reports Jonathan Skillings from ZDNet News, the working prototype is being rolled out by the non-profit group executing Negroponte's vision. That group One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) intends to get a laptop into the hands of millions of children around the world. The PCs will not have a hard drive and are configured to operate wirelessly with other systems.