The Wall Street Journal is reporting that MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte’s $100 laptop for children in the developing world is one step closer to reality. The laptop is designed to aide in education. Steve Jobs of Apple Computer has offered to license Mac OS X for free on the machines, but the project refused because it is not a Free/Open Source operating system. Several companies are bidding to make the laptops
About Benny Powers
Benny is a 20 year old student of the arts and sciences. He will be attending Trent University for the 2006-2007 semester. An experienced percussionist, Benny specializes in hand percussion such as djembe, doumbek and udu drums. Recently he has joined the Toronto samba band <a href="http://www.sambaelegua.com">Samba Elegua</a>, playing the surdo. He also does <a href="http://bennyp.wordpress.com">spoken word poetry</a>, and performs at open mic nights in Toronto in the summer time.