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A $100, hand-cranked (and lime-green) laptop computer that may one day be used by millions of schoolchildren around the globe has been announced. The computer will be about the size...

A $100, hand-cranked (and lime-green) laptop computer that may one day be used by millions of schoolchildren around the globe has been announced. The computer will be about the size of a textbook, can setup their own wireless networks and operate in areas without a reliable electricity supply with a little yellow crank. Kofi Annan said at the press conference in Tunis where the machine was unveiled:

“These robust, versatile machines will enable children to become more active in their own learning.”

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