'its the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.'
I am just boggled at the hubris of Google and MiT with their Volks'puter. Since the target market people are thought to be too poor for even electric power, this laptop will come with a hand crank to juice it up. What is the point of a laptop when there is possibly no power, very possibly no Internet connection, no hard drive, and a screen so small that it will probably cause the few who use it to go blind from squinting?
Considering how many laptops are just tossed away after awhile that it has popped up on the computer world radar, why bother with this $100 laptop? Dang that AST 486SX laptop sitting in the closet has more horsepower than this Volks'puter and its over 15 years old. Maybe I need to donate it to a Third World country.
Hopefully this brainstorm from the pointy heads at MiT will fizzle out after sucking away some hard cash from Google and cause those MiT people to rethink how smart they are.