hundred-dollar laptops?

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cheap laptopThe Washington Post reports that

...scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they're close to creating a... tough, kid-friendly laptop that could be sold to poor countries for $100.

The laptop, which still lacks a cheap screen display, will be shown today at a conference in Tunisia. It will -- eventually -- have a hand crank to provide power. Wow, like those old telephones you see in movies sometimes. What a cool idea.

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