[OLPC-Jamaica] India to launch a $10 laptop

Sameer Verma 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:
>> http://www.infoworld.com/news/feeds/09/02/02/India-to-launch-a-10-laptop--spurning-Negropontes-OLPC.html?source=gs
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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

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