The MIT Media Lab has launched a new research initiative to develop a $100 laptop — a technology that, in their words "could revolutionize how we educate the world's children". To achieve this goal, a non-profit association, One Laptop per Child (OLPC), has been created. The initiative was first announced by Nicholas Negroponte, Lab chairman and co-founder, at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland in January 2005.
Here`s an interview with N. Negroponte on the initiative.
Good intentions, no doubt, as the digital divide is widening. Hopefully, they will consider supporting and accompanying measures as well.