reports that Bill Gates mocked a $100 laptop computer project for developing countries that is being developed at MIT with the backing of Google. The project seeks to provide inexpensive computers to people in developing countries, but would lack many features of a typical computer, including a hard drive and software. Gates said: "The last thing you want to do for a shared computer is have it be something without a disk ... and with a tiny little screen." He added that: "hardware is a small part of the cost" of providing computing capabilities......

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