[OLPC-Jamaica] India to launch a $10 laptop
sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Feb 3 13:20:51 EST 2009
On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 6:16 AM, Dmitri Dawkins <uten.jm at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2gb ram? 2 watts? how the heck? their initial costs are $20 per laptop?????
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Rohan Smith <rohanasmith at gmail.com> wrote:
>> OLPC-Jamaica mailing list
>> OLPC-Jamaica at lists.laptop.org
I don't think anyone has seen it in the wild yet. Also, keep in mind
that cost and price are two different things. Price = Cost + Profit .
Price = Cost - Subsidy. If it is a subsidy, then the Indian taxpayer
is picking up the difference.
So, the distinction will be whether this laptop will cost $20 to
manufacture, or if it will be priced at $20.
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
More information about the OLPC-Jamaica