OK, by now youre probably well aware of Nicholas Negropontes One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) foundation and its $100 XO laptop. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Yes, that one hundred dollar laptop has swelled to a manufacturing cost of approximately $175 per unit. Likewise, the XO laptop that was once chided by Bill Gates for its modest screen, crank-up power supply, and lack of Windows support has now been fully embraced by Gates, with a special version of Windows XP for the XO apparently in the works.
Whats all of this got to do with the rest of us?