$100 Laptops for Third World Kids?

laptop_moon.gifMIT is developing an ultra-cheap laptop computer designed for use in underpriveldged areas of the globe (CNN Story here). The idea is to sell large orders to governments who would distribute them to children as a valuable educational tool. Some of the cost saving features – Linux, hand crank chargable batteries, and novel backlit screens. (via Phatgnat)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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