Most altruistic + technology ideas stay regulated to science-fiction and never become reality. This is a wonderful exception. The One Laptop per Child organization, founded by Nicholas Negroponte, wants to get computers into the hands of the poorest children. They have developed a laptop that you can buy in November for $188. Actually, you have to buy 2 for $400 and the other one goes to a kid who needs it. The laptop itself has some thoughtful, innovative features. Some smart people are using their talents to help people, and I find it inspiring.
Read the article linked below and watch the video to see the laptop in action:
Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience – New York Times