From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

The $100 Laptop for Children

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in the United States announced a plan in September to conquer the widely-lamented digital divide by distributing millions of $100 laptops to children in developing countries. The ergonomics of the laptop give the plan a head start on success.

Each key feature recognizes common setbacks in developing countries. Lack of money for education is one of them. The laptop price is low enough for poorer governments to buy the machines, with outside help, and distribute them like textbooks. A non-profit organization called One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is masterminding the help.

As reported by MIT and the newswires, the researchers loaded the $100 laptop with features found in models worth $1,000 and more