$100 laptop from MIT Media Labs

A $100 windup-powered laptop targeted at children in developing nations?

Children in developing nations? More like, everyone in the U.S. For $100, I’ll bet there would be masses of people around the globe lined up to get them.

Granted, it won’t have all the features of what we normally think of as a laptop, but it does look very interesting.

This reminds me of a story about how Ford envisioned manufacturing a car that the average worker could afford–before he even realized how he was going to do it. I like it. Set a price and some basic features and figure out how to do it, even though it may seem ridiculous.

By Davin Granroth

Davin is Chief Operating Officer for Covenant Eyes, Inc. in Owosso, MI, USA, where he gets to mix his background in user experience design, research, and strategy with the operation of a software company. For more, see his LinkedIn profile.

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