On Wednesday 19 December 2007 14:48, Allen S. Rout wrote:
> It seems a curious myopia to me: On the one side, they are explicitly
That curious myopia is called "Socialism".
Instead of selling them at the 1-for-2 price of $400, they could sell them for
$200 each with an open toolset that lets me port anything I want to it.
They'd sell so many that in six months the street price would be $129.95 and
their donors could send that many more units to the children.
Actually, that raises an interesting prediction to post on one of the
prediction markets (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prediction_market). What
will be the value of an OLPC Laptop on eBay on 1 June 2008? (that will have
to be rephrased to turn it into a marketable prediction, e.g. "The average
winning bid for an OLPC laptop on eBay for the four weeks beginning 15 May
2008 will be less than $200."