If the $100 laptop becomes a reality, it will raise the bar for software performance. This article on preliminary specifications contains some refreshing, non-hysterical commentary on the issues. Two take-away messages include: 1) the $100 laptop will require a new display technology that will likely take longer than people think to invent and test; 2) software developers will have to write more disciplined, innovative software than is currently the standard. The minimal hardware specs will not allow for memory leaks, wasted display real estate, or processor hogs. It’s a noble ambition that I truly hope will meet with success.
We’ll Need Really Good Software
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