Intel boss scorns MIT laptop

Much is being made of the super-cheap ($100) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hand-cranked laptop being made for under-privileged kids in under-developed countries. But Chipzilla boss Craig Barrett isn't impressed. In fact, he's downright scornful.

Governments in poor countries will be offered between 100 and 150 million laptops for distributioni n schools sometime next year, says MIT's Nick Negroponte. But although he calls it a $100 laptop, " I think a more realistic title should be 'the $100 gadget'," Barrett told a press conference in Sri Lanka, states Reuters. "The problem is that gadgets have not been successful." - the original daily p2p and digital media news site

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