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MISTICA: Simputer

From: Roberto Roggiero (roggiero@ecuanex.net.ec)
Date: Wed Mar 14 2001 - 13:13:54 AST


Esta es otra solucion de bajo costo para acceso al Internet que se
esta desarrollando en la India y a la cual le he dado seguimiento
desde hace algunos meses, con perspectivas muy interesantes.
Roberto.

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    Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 12:53:05 +0530 (IST)
    From: Frederick Noronha <fred@bytesforall.org>
Subject: IANS report...

INDIA-COMPUTING-AFFORDABLE
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by Frederick Noronha, India Abroad News Service

BANGALORE, March 8: If this works as planned, the Simputer
could go a long way in taking computing within the reach of the reach of the
commonman... not just in India but across the Third World. Slated
to cost below $200, this device is now weeks away from its prototypes
being made.

"Response has been phenomenal so far. We've got some 30 to 40
mega-bytes of e-mail just discussing this project," says Professor
Vijay Chandru, an MIT-educated computer scientist who is one of
those slaving away at this project in the Bangalore-based Indian Institute
of Science.

 From the Philippines to Cuba and beyond, this device has drawn
attention, from surprised specialists, who watch India's efforts at gingerly
putting together a computing device that could create a revolution
for the commonman.

It's not only its below-US$200 (approx Rs 9000) price that's
interesting, but what the Simputer will be able to do.
...
... further information is available on the site
www.simputer.org
...



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