$100 laptops aim to bring children the world

greenlaptop.pngResearchers unveiled a prototype of a $100 hand-cranked laptop computer on Wednesday and said they hoped to place them in the hands of millions of schoolchildren around the globe.

About the size of a textbook, the lime-green machines will be able to set up their own wireless networks and operate in areas without a reliable electricity supply, MIT researchers said at a United Nations technology summit.

$100 laptops aim to bring children the world (Seattle Times)

This story broke during the week my blog was down, so I’m late to this party. One of minute of cranking is supposed to provide 40 minutes of computer power.