[OLPC-Jamaica] India to launch a $10 laptop
rohanasmith at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 19:28:53 EST 2009
lol, very good lesson in government economics
On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> 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
> > On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Rohan Smith <rohanasmith at gmail.com>
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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
R.A.Smith -- "ƒrÅzRâ§"
rohan at exterbox.com
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