The first shipment of computers built for the One Laptop Per Child project could reach users by this July, according to the BBC.
The project was created in an effort to provide low-cost computers to people in developing countries and the project's leaders hope that they will be able to offer computers for $100. The first countries to sign up for buying the machine include Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan and Thailand. read more
Called the "XO machine," the laptop effort is lead by Nicholas Negroponte, who launched the project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab in 2004. His goal: To provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment and express themselves. Here's more:
The laptop is powered by a 366-megahertz processor from Advanced Micro Devices and has built-in wireless networking.
It has no hard disk drive and instead uses 512 MB of flash memory, and has two USB ports to which more storage could be attached.
For more information, visit One Laptop Per Child. You can get involved with the One Laptop per Child program by investing in one or more program and volunteering your services.