The $100 laptop: What went wrong – MSN Money

November 19, 2006

The $100 laptop: What went wrong – MSN Money is an interesting article. Though JuliaD and I have talked for years about the notion of ZeroCostComputing, and we ever had a blog on this topic for a while (follow that link!), we have never been mindless technopositivistic ethusiasts. Access to safe drinking water and basic […]


One Laptop Per Child

October 25, 2006

Rochelle’s got a wonderful post up (Random Access Mazar » MLearn: One Laptop Per Child) and a bunch of others from the MLearn conference in Banff. JuliaD and I have been talking about zero cost computing pretty much since when we met, and watching the MIT One Laptop Per Child project has been interesting. Rochelle […]


WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: An Interview with Inveneo

September 30, 2006

JuliaD never gives up on her love/hate relationship with technology for developing environments, blogging now about: Yet another example of the rugged hardware out there available for use to linking up rural places and places under conflict and stress. It actually sounds like it has all the compoents I’ve been looking out for to do […]


Solar Wi-Fi To Bring Net to Developing Countries

August 4, 2006

Slashdot | Solar Wi-Fi To Bring Net to Developing Countries “ has an article today on a new wifi development organization: MIT and the UN have teamed up to provide kids living in the world’s least developed nations $100 laptops, their 2 watts of juice provided by hand or foot crank. Cool, but… what’s a […]

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Super Battery

June 11, 2006

ScienCentral Video News: Super Battery Ever wish you could charge your cellphone or laptop in a few seconds rather than hours? As this ScienCentral News video explains, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a battery that could do just that, and also might never need to be replaced. …Joel Schindall and his […]

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