[Offtopic] An Indian PC?

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 00:26:49 EST 2009

>From a user on the the IAEP mailing list (an offshoot of the OLPC
project that I have been following):

India to unveil laptop costing Rs500

 'January 31, 2009 - With Tata Motor's coming out with the low-cost
 Nano car, a group of Indian students are coming out with a laptop for
 Rs500 ($10), cheaper than most pocket calculators, which can be used
 globally for educational purposes and revolutionaries the computer
 market in developing countries.....'

Now things are hotting up with these small devices! Do not
underestimate the technology shift that is now kicking in to help
drive innovation in both China and India and how this could impact us
here. Whilst this ultra-cheap, Linux powered laptop might not make it
across the production line, the next may well.

We ignore it at our peril.

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
--Margaret Mead

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