India's $10 Laptop: Neither $10 nor a Laptop

Charlie Sorrel, Wired, Feb 05, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

In fact, it's a small computing box, into which you need to plug in a keyboard and monitor. The Times of India calls it a damp squib. The Hindu has a photo. MediaNama makes it clear that this is a storage device. "Four publishers Macmillan, Tata McGraw Hill, Prentice-Hall and Vikas Publishing have been engaged to upload textbooks and content for students." Not useful? We'll see.
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