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{ Daily Archives } Saturday, April 2005

MIT Media Lab’s $100 Laptop challenge

Seems that MIT is trying to make a Laptop for the poor for $100. More info here. Call me a skeptic however after reading news about the Simputer not winning the hearts (and more importantly the wallets) of India’s poorer population I’m not sure offering a bumped down machine will be a viable solution unless […]

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As if Solar needed another roadblock to success

Semiconductor manufacturers are able to outbid solar companies for the available silicon because the material makes up a much smaller portion of their production costs, Homan said. “We are getting into a pricing war” between industries, Homan said. “The solar industry has been living off the scraps of the computer industry. This is not a […]