India developing $100 laptop for higher education

Not the laptop in question

No stranger to creating low-cost devices, India has now turned its attention to creating inexpensive laptops. One of the country’s ministers said yesterday that it is developing a $100 laptop (not $10, as previously thought) to benefit higher education. Note that the emphasis is on higher education, not the basics, which is what the XO Laptop is (was?) all about.

On top of cheap laptops, the Indian government also has plans to provide free broadband to its citizens for education.

Seems like they love education over there. Here, we’re arguing about whether or not to teach evolution. Good luck with that.