Monday, February 25, 2008

Vision evolves, but $100 laptop is still the goal - The Boston Globe

Excerpt from interview in yesterday's Boston Globe:

Q. The laptop sells for $188. You still say you'll get it down to $100, and then even cheaper. How?

A. [Nicholas Negroponte:] The way you get down to $100 is by integration. There are 900 pieces in that machine. You want to get it down to 50. That's the big barrier. Then I'd like to go one step further, and the one step further is to bring the price to zero. Our goal has to be the zero-dollar laptop. Give One, Get One generated about 100,000 zero-dollar laptops. Somebody else paid for them, but from the recipient's point of view, that's zero.

Vision evolves, but $100 laptop is still the goal - The Boston Globe

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