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$100 Laptop for Kids
« on: September 28, 2005, 10:30:21 pm »
What do you guys think? It could be used to run some of the older games inexpensively. Here is the link:



http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050928/ap_on_hi_te/hundred_dollar_laptop

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005, 10:34:02 pm »
They said they might let American vendors sell it for $200-$300... by early 2007. By then, it'll be obsolete and overpriced. :)
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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005, 10:37:43 pm »
They said they might let American vendors sell it for $200-$300... by early 2007. By then, it'll be obsolete and overpriced. :)

Where in the article does it say that?

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 12:58:24 am »
Ebay is the original home of the $100 laptop ;)

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005, 01:21:43 am »
Hell I got a stack of laptops you can take away for free that'll run plenty of older games.  P66-P100 era laptops my boss gave me when we cleaned out the office.

I snagged a couple of old Panasonic toughbooks, those things are built like tanks, and work as well today as they ever did (you cant have those).  Even the batteries still hold charge.  The gateways are chinsey plastic crap and held together with duct tape and imagination, but they work (batteries long since kapoop though).

But like Mr Bubblehead said, you can get more computer for 100 on eBay.  Unless you're a computer-clueless and need something that comes in a shiney box with a manual and 1-800 number.

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005, 07:45:58 am »
Hell I got a stack of laptops you can take away for free that'll run plenty of older games.
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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005, 08:25:23 am »
I read it in another article about the same thing.
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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005, 08:35:31 am »
http://laptop.media.mit.edu/laptop-images.html

Looks like it'll have an optional 'Hand-Crank Power Module' - so it gives kids a workout too!

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2005, 08:50:41 am »
I think the hand crank was an addon for porn games...

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2005, 09:17:00 am »
I kick ass at that game!

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2005, 11:36:32 am »
Looks like it'll have an optional 'Hand-Crank Power Module' - so it gives kids a workout too!

You could hook the hand crank up to your spinner and get free electricity for your laptop.

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2005, 11:47:29 am »
Within a year, Negroponte expects his nonprofit One Laptop Per Child to get 5 million to 15 million of the machines in production, when children in Brazil, China, Egypt, Thailand, South Africa are due to begin getting them.

Is there really that much demand in Egypt for every child to have a laptop in 2006?
« Last Edit: September 29, 2005, 12:07:01 pm by Crazy Cooter »

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2005, 08:38:39 am »
this just in...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4445060.stm

"So when we make this available, it is an education project, not a laptop project. The digital divide is a learning divide - digital is the means through which children learn leaning. This is, we believe, the way to do it."


Edit: This thread should probably be in Everything Else
« Last Edit: November 17, 2005, 08:40:18 am by JoyMonkey »

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2005, 11:27:01 am »
*** 16 months later.... ***

Quote
My name is Anjo Gabriel Rodrigues Santos

Mr. Anjo Gabriel Rodrigues Santos
Abbey National PLC
Bromley Rd Branch
Sao Paulo, Brazilia

Dear Mr J0ym0nkey,


I am Mr. Anjo Gabriel Rodrigues Santos, Accounts Manager, of Abbey National PLC
Bromley Rd Branch. I have an important business proposition for you.

On December 12th, 2001, a German contractor with the British Pertroleum co-orporation, United Kingdom ,Mr. Olaf Partetzke made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$ 17,350,000.00 (Seventeen Million Three Hundred Hundred and fifty Thousand Dollars only) in my branch.
Upon maturity,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the British Pertroleum co-orporation that Mr.Olaf Partetzke died from an Automobile accident further investigation,
I found out that he died without making a WILL,and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Olaf Partetzke did not declare any kin or relations in
all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$ 17,350,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to inheritance Laws of the United Kingdom, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Local Government Authorities here in Sao Paulo, Brazilia, if nobody applies to claim the fund.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Olaf Partetzke
so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 35% for you and 5% for Expenses Incurred in the course of the transaction .

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and with my position as the Manager with my bank will guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately to my private email
box : emory400@youvebeenscammed.com

Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.

Awaiting your urgent reply.

Thanks and regards.


Anjo Gabriel Rodrigues Santos
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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2005, 12:26:26 pm »
wait, did you post this to the wrong message?
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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2005, 01:45:20 pm »
I'm lost too.  ???

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2005, 01:45:37 pm »
WTF?

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2005, 04:30:03 pm »
Regarding the fraud email post, not long after these computers go out, we can expect the fraudsters to strike.  Not that the people these computers would go to have much money, but these frauds don't take much to perpetrate.

On another matter regarding these computers, if there's no plans for general sales, any chance of them releasing the design so the more technical of us can use them, maybe improve on it?

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Re: $100 Laptop for Kids
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2005, 05:56:13 pm »
I get one fraud e-mail every other week.

Its like, WTF?, do people take those things seriously anymore???
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