The ‘world’s cheapest laptop’, developed in India, was unveiled by Union Minister for Human Resources Development Arjun Singh at the Tirupati temple on Tuesday evening The laptop, jointly developed by several organisations, such as the University Grants Commission, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, will be priced at around $10 to $20 (about Rs 500 to Rs 1,000), officials said.
S K Sinha, joint secretary in the ministry for education, giving a demonstration of the device which is smaller than the normal laptop, said that it will need some more fine-tuning. He said the laptop is expected to reach the market in about six months. Arjun Singh had an interaction with the vice chancellors of the remote states like Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur to prove the point that the device will be able to bring about high quality networking among the various institutions of higher education and also increase the skills of e learning of the students in rural areas.
The laptop has 2 GB onboard memory with wireless Internet connectivity. To make it useful for the students, especially in the rural areas, the scientists have made it low power consuming gadget.
Via The Verge It was over four years ago that OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte showed off images of an XO tablet, and promised it would ship to kids of the developing world in 2010 for $100 each. Obviously that didn’t quite happen, but it turns out both the company and the tablet are finally ready. … Leggi tutto
Via Wired One Laptop Per Child, or OLPC, or the XO, was a flop however you look at it. Instead of just making a cheap, basic machine that could tough it out in its target third-world market, Nicholas Negroponte’s supposedly $100 laptop instead chose to both patronize and confuse with an over-simplified interface. At the … Leggi tutto
Via C-net The One Laptop per Child initiative seems to have found that imitation isn’t simply a form of flattery, it’s grounds for a new business model. Speaking at the TED 2009 conference, OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte said that the future of the initiative–which set out to put simple, durable, low-cost laptops in the hands … Leggi tutto
Alle 17.00 ora di Nuova Delhi alla Sri Venkateswara University di Tirupat, Shri Arjun Singh, ministro delle risorse umane, presenta il piano Education through Information and Communication Technology del Governo Indiano. La chicca è che durante l’evento sarà anche presentato il laptop da 10 dollari , forse più realisticamente da 20
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Luca Castelli su Lastampa.it La crisi non risparmia nessuno, nemmeno i computer destinati ai bambini più poveri. In mezzo a tanti colossi dell’informatica che annunciano conti trimestrali in rosso (Intel) e robusti tagli del personale (Lenovo), anche il progetto One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) è costretto a rivedere i propri programmi e a congedare buona … Leggi tutto