Yup, it’s true, MIT Media Lab just presented the world with the little and cheap laptop they have been developing to help fight the digital divide between rich and poor countries.


This little computer is surelly impressive, but not only for it’s price: it’s a full color, linux based and powered in a very special way: with a wind-up crank!! (I sure would appreciate having something like that on my mac!), it does have some limitations, expecially regarding data storage, but the model is more like a network computer than like a true laptop, it does come WIFI and USB ready!

The main idea behind this project if to enable kids from poor countries to be connected to the Digital World, and from there to learn and improve themselfs, this little computer is just the enabler of that bright future!

BBC has a more in depth article and video about this little computer presentation to the world.