Dr. NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE (Senior Director, MIT's Media Laboratory): We're treating the $100 dollar laptop like a school uniform that's passed out.
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KAPLAN: But there are some experts who question whether the $100 dollar laptop is a good idea--like Chris Morey, who worked for the International Aid Group OXFAM-Canada for more than a decade. Morey wonders about children who've never held a pencil using state of the art computers.
The "100 dollar laptops" - which currently cost nearly twice that amount - will go on sale in the US and Canada for two weeks starting November 12, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) said in a statement.