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Thursday, March 16th, 2006, 3:54 pm

Bill Gates Ridicules $100 Laptop

Bill Gates
Bill Gates arrested in his younger days (photo in public domain)

BILL Gates has found himself subjected to heavy criticism after he had mocked an initiative to give laptops to children in third-world countries. These Linux-powered laptops were mentioned several time before in this blog. They could potentially reach half a billion children within a few years and achieve connectivity in a peer-to-peer fashion, which makes them very affordable.

To make matters worse, while mocking the low-cost laptop, Gates pulled out his own little gadget and raved about Microsoft’s Origami, as if a circa $1000 computer could ever reach every children in Africa.

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