MIT want to make $12 Apple II clone
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Tue Aug 5 11:01:57 CDT 2008
> If the MIT group wants to get a machine into the hands of people ASAP,
> then they can go with a proven design. I think they just need to get the
> people who know together.
I can think of two reasons why they went with the Apple II. The most
obvious is from the article, and that is that it is what they were familiar
with. The other is that the Apple II can take expansion cards, though I
doubt this was a deciding factor.
> The problem I see if getting licensing for all the software. But if they
> can pull it off they will have a $12 computer with a ton of software
>From reading the article it sounds like they are largely looking for new
software, which if you think about it makes sense, as English software
probably won't be of a lot of use in *rural* India.
Now my question is this, will they be available in the US? :^)
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