Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Read the full article by Christa Case in the Christian Science Monitor.
"Effort to link the world's rural poor to the Internet with a $100 computer gets a boost from the United Nations.
"In Cambridge, Mass., Nicholas Negroponte and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been chipping away at a long-held dream: producing a laptop so cheap that governments could afford to link every child in the world to the Internet.....
"Mr. Negroponte, chairman of MIT's Media Lab, will unveil his brainchild with United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan at a technology meeting in Tunisia. The meeting of the UN's World Summit on the Information Society is aimed at beginning to put into effect its stated goals where "everyone, everywhere should have the opportunity to participate" in the benefits of information technology."
Posted by John Daly at 10:16 AM