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The computer, called Aakash, or “sky” in Hindi, is the latest in a series of “world’s cheapest” innovations in India that include a 100,000 rupee ($2,040) compact Nano car, a 750 rupee ($15) water purifier and $2,000 open-heart surgery.
The goal is to get computers into the hands of 220 million children. I have never heard of anything like this before, and my first thought is if this kind subsidized technology will actually work? Will the country also pay for internet access and training for those who have probably never seen a computer before? If this works, will this have the desired effect for India? And what would the effect be on the rest of the world's technology producers? Sorry, more questions then answers for me on this one.