Breaking the $100 and the corporate barrier

Worldview Tech Item of the Day

A company in China has broken the $100 laptop barrier by simply doing what should have been done all along: stop using the x86 architecture.

By abandoning x86, they have abandoned the stranglehold that companies like Intel and Microsoft have on the PC market. Using established technologies and operating systems, such a computer can provide technology without having to continuously follow the bigger-faster-more expensive competition of the mainstream PC market.

Thing this is a pipe dream? Ask anyone who uses a PDA phone everyday how limited they are by non-PC technology.

My current phone is a Palm Treo 750, and I wrote most of my first novel on its predecessors, a Treo 700w and an HP H5555. (Yeah, yeah, they all ran Windows Mobile. Live with it)


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