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'$100' OLPC to come to rich countries for $200

updated 05:40 pm EDT, Fri March 30, 2007

OLPC $200 in First World

Nicholas Negroponte, the project's lead, has confirmed suggestions that the original One Laptop Per Child computer will be sold in rich countries as well, including the United States. It will be manufactured by the Taiwanese company Quanta, and in its First World incarnation, sell at a profit for as little as $200.

Developed by mainly by Negroponte and others at the MIT Media Lab, the non-profit OLPC systems will sell to schools and governments in the Third World, which are frequently deprived of the money needed to buy more than basic educational supplies. These clients will be able to buy the computer for $150, which is still $50 more than the original target. The OLPC group hopes that distribution will be partly subsidized by wealthier nations. [via Financial Times]



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