Flexible OLEDs

October 7, 2008
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EcoGeek – Flexible OLEDs This new device is both transparent and flexible, while still producing a bright display that can be viewed at almost any angle. Its response time is up to ten times faster than traditional LEDs, making for smooth, smooth video. The engineers of the future could have a field day with this […]

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Sub-$100 Laptops Have Finally Arrived

September 5, 2008

Slashdot | Sub-$100 Laptops Have Finally Arrived talks about the The HiVision miniNote (video at this link of puter): They ditched x86 compatibility and switched to a MIPS architecture to further reduce production costs. HiVision has managed to create a UMPC that sells right now for $120.00. They say they have refined the manufacturing process […]

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MIT Team Working On a $12 Apple (II) Desktop

August 6, 2008

Slashdot | MIT Team Working On a $12 Apple (II) Desktop PC Pro: News: MIT working on £6 Apple desktop A new project to create a £6 computer is underway at MIT, the same University that spawned the One Laptop Per Child non-profit laptop. The PCs will be loosely based on Apple 2 machines, first […]

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And then there is the Jhai PC

January 6, 2008
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JuliaD has a post about the JhaiPC which is doing from a bottom up perspective what the OLPC is doing from the top down. She and I have been following them for a while, her more than me, and it will be nice to compare the two projects. JhaiPC uses much more local input and […]

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OLPC Intel, digital divide

January 4, 2008

Two bits of interesting information. Intel leaving OLPC seems strange. I can’t imagine that OLPC would be crazy enough to demand a monopoly or foolish enough to not think that intel could support the project, so there must be something more involved. I’m not mindlessly pro-OLPC, since I’ve not gotten mine yet and there are […]

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OLPC around the world updates

December 30, 2007

The Hindu: The year when computers finally reach kids talks about the variety of options including OLPCs that are making the rounds in india, as well as the social and political issues of getting technology into the hands of children. OLPC News: OLPC India’s XO Laptop Cow Power Dynamo talks about powering OLPCs from a […]

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OLPC struggles to realize ambitious vision – washingtonpost.com

December 21, 2007

This is a great little article on OLPC: OLPC struggles to realize ambitious vision – washingtonpost.com. It highlights what I’ve always thought was a flaw in the program: organizing the project through governments. I know there are many people working with governments who have vision and insight, JuliaD comes to mind, but in general the […]

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HRD hopes to make $10 laptops a reality-India-The Times of India

May 9, 2007

HRD hopes to make $10 laptops a reality-India-The Times of India Having rejected Nicholas Negroponte’s offer of $100 laptops for schoolchildren, HRD ministry’s idea to make laptops at $10 is firmly taking shape with two designs already in and public sector undertaking Semiconductor Complex evincing interest to be a part of the project. So far, […]

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linux: Tamil Nadu (India) may shut door on Microsoft

January 3, 2007

Saw this on Slashdot | Tamil Nadu (India) Shutting the Door On Microsoft: linux: Tamil Nadu (India) may shut door on Microsoft: “The Tamil Nadu government, which is on a fast-track pushing the state to the top in the Indian IT sector, has almost shut its door on the software giant, Microsoft, preferring the Open […]

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whining about children and technology

January 2, 2007

Jeremeanie started me thinking again with Too many topics, too little time. » This note’s for you » One Laptop Per Child? about the One Laptop Per Child issue, and then I found this on SlashDot below. I think what’s bugging me is that old standard of ‘what was good enough for me is good […]

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