Thursday, January 26, 2006

UN backs $100 Dollar Laptop

I posted a little while ago about Nicholas Negroponte of MIT's plan to produce laptops for $100 each for children in poor countries under his One-Laptop-Per-Child scheme. Today the UN gave important backing to the project, providing financial help to the project alongside existing donors including

The debate as to whether this is a useful project continues to rage, but with the number of organisations supporting the initiative rising almost daily, Negroponte's dream looks set to come to fruition, whoever wins the debate.

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