$100 Laptop: Extinct Before It Arrives?

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$100 Laptop: Extinct Before It Arrives?

I only blogged about the $100 laptop at month ago ("Libya & the $100 Laptop"), but now it already looks like that "save the underdeveloped world" computer has been hit the a 50% price increase -- see "For $150, Third-World Laptop Stirs Big Debate."

Seems to me that this isn't fair -- isn't it better to under promise and over deliver? (And not the other way around.)

And maybe those folks who would benefit from a gadget like this might benefit even more from serving their real hierarachy of needs first -- like food, clothing, shelter? Oh, and how about health care?

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