Monday, December 20, 2004

3rd World Windows

How will the developing world catch up in computer literacy? A few months back, MS announced a stripped down version of Windows for India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Which doesn't address the fundamental question of the price of hardware, as
Steve Ballmer pointed out at a Gartner con in October
: "There has to be a $100 PC to go down-market in some of these countries."