Tuesday, April 03, 2007

the $200 developed world laptop

Quanta has announced that it will distribute a commercial version of the OLPC in developed countries that could be sold for as little as $200

There is a great article by Ron Teitelbaum in The Weekly Squeak (great blog!) about this, he makes these points about the changes that the OLPC may bring about:
  • consumer rejection of bloatware
  • increased demand for open source software
  • consumer demand for lower prices of hardware
  • that the $200 laptop could be marketed at a toy for children
The mere existence of the OLPC is changing the way we think about what is possible

2 comments:

Ron Teitelbaum said...

That was very nice, Thank you! It's not always easy to tell if I'm doing a good job or not. Your comments are very much appreciated.

Bill Kerr said...

thanks ron,

The Weekly Squeak is a great blog for keeping up to date with developments in the Squeak / Smalltalk world, originally developed by a team led by Alan Kay