Goal: educate world’s kids with $100 PCs
It’s the kind of dream reminiscent of the dotcom fervor of the 1990s – and a personal goal of Nicholas Negroponte since the 1980s. But only recently has the funding been secured to move forward on his goal: a portable computer that can survive excessive dust and 130-degree days, recharge itself in villages with no power, and hook up to the Internet when the nearest server is hundreds of miles away. The cost? No more than $100.