The $100 Laptop is an initiative developed by the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) association, an offshoot of the MIT Media Lab (and specifically its founder Nicholas Negroponte.) The goal is to bring affordable computing to underpriveleged populations around the world, bridging the digital divide.
The laptop system uses Linux as the basis for its goal of achieving a highly customizeable system.
In August, project director's announced that the project was to be renamed the Children's Machine 1 (or CM1).
As of April 2007, the OLPC raised the price of the $100 laptop to $175 dollars. Production was still planned and began.
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As of August 2006, the official sale price of the $100 Laptop was estimated at $140.
- The official $100 Laptop page
- MIT laptop gets a new name just in time for field tests from Ars Technica
- $100 laptop project launches 2007
- Eight nations set to get $150 laptops from ZDNet (2.12.07)
- '$100 laptop' cost rises to $175, for now from the Los Angeles Times (4.27.07)
- The technology of OLPC's hundred dollar laptop from 37 Signals (5.21.07)
- $100 laptop production begins from the BBC (7.22.07)
- $100 laptop becomes $175 laptop