Apparently the $100 laptop is still alive, and I'm still interested in it.
This article is nice because it tries to answer the question -- does Africa need this $100 gadget?
And, as usual, I agree with Clive. The laptop as a consumer item Africa could live without. The laptop as a tool, a tool for thinking no less, is something that every child could use.
As I've said before -- the $100 laptop is an interesting problem to solve. The lesson plans, and uses for this laptop are what should be on everyone's mind next. Until I see those, the project won't be even close to successful.