Archive for January, 2007

$100 Dollar Laptops

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Remember when the first laptop came out? How much was it? A lot is the quick and simple answer. Sadly in many countries today, the price of a laptop is still as crazy as it was in the US when they first came out, if not more. Recently someone I know flew to the US from a developing country just to buy a laptop, as buying it here plus the plane ticket costs was still cheaper than buying it there. Luckily, for many developing countries this could change soon.

A cheap laptop is being developed in order to be shipped to children in developing countries. The specs on this laptop are still unknown but at least the looks of it aren’t that bad. At $100 this laptop will be much more affordable for all those countries (although probably still a luxury for a lot of those families), so a buy one sponsor one program is also in development. This will let US buyers acquire the cheap laptop for their own kids and sponsor a child in a developing country. For $100 it is a good deal as you very well know you do not want to let your child use your top of the line Toshiba Satellite or SONY Vaio.

Country For Sale?

Monday, January 8th, 2007

About a month ago I found out about a “country” which I have never heard of before. The Principality of Sealand, a fort in the middle of the sea which was setup in 1967 by Paddy Roy Bates. Since then this little country whose area is no more than 550 meters squared, has declared a flag, currency and more.

Today this country has been declared for sale. They expect eight figure offers for a country which supposedly offers complete privacy and of course is a tax haven. Now who would want to buy such a country? Ah but of course, all the Hollywood celebrities which are trying to get away from all the papparazies, however, does any of them have such money? Anyway, they should just put it on eBay and it will sell, everything sells on eBay. Ha!!