One Laptop Per Child Plans to Put 15 Million in Hands of Kids this year

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Professor Negroponte came up with the idea for a cheap computer for all after visiting a Cambodian village.

His non-profit One Laptop Per Child group plans to have up to 15 million machines in production within a year.

A prototype of the machine should be ready in November at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunisia.

Children in Brazil, China, Egypt, Thailand, and South Africa will be among the first to get the under-$100 (£57) computer, said Professor Negroponte at the Emerging Technologies conference at MIT. I WONDER HOW MUCH FEMA IS SPENDING FOR LAPTOPS FOR KATRINA AND RITA?

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