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MIT researchers are forging ahead with plans to put US$100 laptops into the hands of the world's children. A prototype of the low-cost laptop is due in November, but Negroponte showed off blueprints at the Emerging Technologies conference at MIT yesterday. MIT Media Lab leader Nicholas Negroponte said his nonprofit One Laptop Per Child organization will distribute 5 million to 15 million of the machines in production within a year to children in Brazil, China, Egypt, Thailand and South Africa.
Oh man. I can hardly wait to get my hands on one of these off ebay in about 3 months. What? You know it will happen.