Red Hat's Mike Evans about the One Laptop per Child
"ZDNet: Some argue that the $100 target price is unrealistic, and that a machine would already exist at or near this price through market competition if it was possible?
M.E.: There are existing models of other technologies, whether it be Dell or Apple, but nothing on this grand a scale, with this price point and with this academic and historical horsepower behind it. The people at the MIT labs have 20-plus years of computer expertise. To me the timing is especially interesting. If someone attempted to do this four years ago it wouldn't have worked, but now I have seen that there is a real will among developing countries to bring their people forward right now.
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