Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Labs, has been outlining designs for a sub-$100 PC. The laptop will be tough and foldable in different ways, with a hand crank for when there is no power supply.
That's from the BBC. Some commentators worry that the device will be copied by fakers or sold to buy food. Not sure that's such a problem, although it might have been easier to helicopter in some cash than these cool new laptops.