The non-profit organization One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) unveiled a prototype yesterday for a $100 laptop to be distributed to the world’s poorest children. OLPC, which first announced the project in January 2005, hopes to make the candy-colored computers available to schools across the globe in early 2007. The laptops, which were made extra kid-friendly by MIT scientists with added durability, a color screen, and wireless internet, won’t be for individual sale, but will be doled out through government initiatives.
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