Simputer

Cheap shared (personalized via Smart Card) hardware for India. Reminds me of part of the Earth Web Book story.

let's call this category Super Cheap Laptop

Inspired by Sugata Mitra's Hole In The Wall work

http://www.simputer.org/simputer/status/

http://www.ncoretech.com/simputer/index.html

http://www.picopeta.com/simputer/index.php

Similar but different platform from InablingTechnologies, as reported in CNN in 2001.

Finally launched Mar2004 at $240, uses LinuxOS: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3578309.stm


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