A Hand Cranked Laptop for Students in Poor Countries

Hand cranked access to the world’s information:
Nicholas Negroponte, MIT’s Media Lab Chairman, has accounced plans to build a hand-cranked wireless laptop for approximately $100.

In principle, the project seems simple: Design a laptop with built-in wireless and minimal power consumption, find manufacturers willing to build it for about $100, convince governments to buy it in quantities of at least 1 million as an initial order, and give it to schoolchildren to keep as their own property. (The goal is tens of millions produced and distributed within two years.)

4 thoughts on “A Hand Cranked Laptop for Students in Poor Countries”

  1. SIR,
    MOST RESPECT FULLY I BEG TO SAY THAT I AM A POOR STUDENT I WANT TO GET A COMPUTER BUT I CANT DO THIS BECAUSE I CANT BUY COMPUTER IF YOU HELP ME PLZ TELL ME ON THIS ADRESS
    ::::Mohsin ahsan madina colony bhagtanwala sargodha pakistan 40280::::

  2. SIR,
    I AM VERY POOR STUDENT. I DONT HAVE A COMPUTER BECAOUSE I WANT TO LEARN COMPUTER STUDIES BUT MY EDUCATIONAL EXPENSE IS TOO MUCH. I CANT THINK ABOUT PURCHASE A COMPUTER . SO PLEASE HELP ME FOR CONT…. MY COMPUTER STUDY SEND A LAPTOP MAY BE POSIBLE OTHERWISE THIS MY ONLY DREAMS.I CANT THINK ABOUT THAT .
    MY ADDRESS IS BELOW:
    HOUSE NO 11 STREET # 95 SAEEDABAD BALDIA TWON KARACHI
    CITY: KARACHI
    COUNTRY: PAKISTAN
    PROVINCE: SINDH
    POSTAL CODE :75760
    POSTAL ADDRESS:HOUSE # 11 STREET # 95 SECTOR 5G SAEEDABAD BALDIA TOWN KARACHI,PAKISTAN

  3. I badly need a laptop in order to perform Autocad and other programmings.I cannot afford this but I shall be very thankful to you if you send me a laptop.

  4. PLEASE,
    I AM VERY POOR STUDENT. I DONT HAVE A COMPUTER BECAOUSE I WANT TO LEARN COMPUTER STUDIES BUT MY EDUCATIONAL EXPENSE IS TOO MUCH. I CANT THINK ABOUT PURCHASE A COMPUTER . SO PLEASE HELP ME FOR CONT…. MY COMPUTER STUDY SEND A LAPTOP MAY BE POSIBLE OTHERWISE THIS MY ONLY DREAMS.I CANT THINK ABOUT THAT .
    MY ADDRESS :
    Ward No. 05, Post Office Talhar, District Badin, Sindh, Pakistan. (Talhar)

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