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Robert Scoble reports from the Davos World Economic Forum, he asks my question to Lenovo’s CEO Bill Amelio, the question goes like “What does Lenovo think of the OLPC project?” and he said:
There is a market for $200 PCs and $250 laptops. We think it’s really close to be getting there. Over the next few months, you’ll see some offers from Lenovo that are going to be able to get into that spot and be able to open up a whole new market. It took 25 years to get to the first billion, there are 5 billion people out there that don’t have a computer and we think that they deserve to have access to the PC age as well. And we are going to drive the cost points down low enough for them to have an opportunity to have PCs at a very reasonable and very affordable cost.
It is awesome to see how the OLPC project is pulling the whole industry in the right direction. The OLPC project is convincing every commercial company in this industry to provide cheaper laptops that consume less power, can be used as e-books, provide WiFi Mesh and WiMax, have a sunlight readable display. It seems all of Acer, Everex, Gigabyte and now Lenovo are working hard on jumping onto the cheaper-better-latop bandwagon that OLPC has created.
You can follow Robert Scoble’s live video coverage from the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland at http://qik.com/scobleizer, hopefully he will have the opportunity to interview Nicholas Negroponte there during the Davos Forum on his live video coverage.
SkyNews Technofile podcast (Episode 50) compares the approaches of OLPC, Aleutia, and NComputing. Interviews with Negroponte, Rosenberg, and Shah.
Eva gets to see the OLPC boot, figure out there is a mouse and what an “Activity” is and other delights of the SUGAR interface… just to find out that now she had a computer, she will bring it to work with me…
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La Provincia di Milano spende e spande, sotto l’egida dell’assessore Irma Dioli, 398.500 euro di contributi a pioggia. Con gli stessi soldi, potrebbe donare 3.000 computer laptop a bimbi del Terzo mondo. (Donating 3000 laptops at $200 per laptop)
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