[OLPC-Jamaica] India's $10 Laptop - a "joke"?
gregory.baker at uwimona.edu.jm
Wed Feb 4 17:22:51 EST 2009
Here's a follow-up article to the one linked to earlier...
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> 1. Re: India to launch a $10 laptop (Sameer Verma)
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> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 10:20:51 -0800
> From: Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu>
> Subject: Re: [OLPC-Jamaica] India to launch a $10 laptop
> To: Dmitri Dawkins <uten.jm at gmail.com>
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> 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:
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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.
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