I continue to be interested of the one lap top per child initiative and I was fascinated to read on Boing Boing about this great gallery of photographs that are available about one of the developing laptops. The description of the latest model reads,
‘The proposed $100 machine will be a Linux-based, with a dual-mode display—both a full-colour, transmissive DVD mode, and a second display option that is black and white reflective and sunlight-readable at 3× the resolution. The laptop will have a 500MHz processor and 128MB of DRAM, with 500MB of Flash memory; it will not have a hard disk, but it will have four USB ports. The laptops will have wireless broadband that, among other things, allows them to work as a mesh network; each laptop will be able to talk to its nearest neighbours, creating an ad hoc, local area network. The laptops will use innovative power (including wind-up) and will be able to do almost everything except store huge amounts of data.’
Now what I really want to do is get hold of one of the prototypes so that I can have a play around with it and show it to my classes. So, where can I get one? Is there one int he UK yet?
See some of the latest photos here.