Analysis: Nonprofit laptop initiative could pressure established firms

11/20/2006 | International Herald Tribune

MIT's cheap laptop, aimed primarily at children in the developing world, could force Microsoft, Intel and other companies to similarly figure out ways to make learning tools less costly and more durable. Argentina, Brazil, Libya, Nigeria and Thailand will confirm orders for 5 million of MIT's XO-1 device, if testing of the first production batch goes well.

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