One Laptop per Child

OLPC is an MIT/UN initiative to develop a $100, 2-watt laptop powered by foot pedal or hand crank. Wired 4/06

Update 2007.07.23
Looks like production is finally ramping up and some former critics are now on board: "The laptop needs an order of magnitude less power than a typical laptop . . . That means you can power it by solar or human power. Governments that sign up for the scheme can purchase solar, foot-pump or pull-string powered chargers for the laptop. " Read the whole BBC story.

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