First $100 Laptop Unveiled
Nicholas Negroponte has demonstrated the first $100 laptop computer for use in developing countries. He and an embarrassed Kofi Annan had to overcome technical glitches. The United Nations general secretary twisted off the computer's crank handle at the unveiling event, and the screen locked as Negroponte later tried to demonstrate the display. Despite the hiccups, the MIT Media Lab chairman was visibly excited about the prospect of placing the device in the hands of millions of schoolchildren around the globe...The computer will run "Linux or some other open-source operating system," Negroponte said.
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