amy alexander on 26 Nov 2000 08:46:13 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] "cheap wireless linux for everyone"

not sure if this has been posted here already. i think it's
just a prototype at this point, but might be of interest to those
interested in WAP.

quoted from:

> I was most attracted to Rehmi Post's $50 handheld Linux computer. It was
> a brilliant mix of very low cost but
> functional computing and networking components (100 kb/sec 900 Mhz
> radio, Linux os, stacked circuit boards,
> innovative interface with jacks for keyboard and output to a
> television monitor). He considered every important
> issue that a technologist from a developing country would raise,
> including power consumption. It uses a very
> efficient Motorola chip that draws an incredibly low amount of power
> which could be supplied from the grid, a
> battery, solar panel or through a windup mechanism. He was surrounded
> by people from Mexico, South America,
> and Vietnam. For more information see
> or write to

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