Inside the Cheap Lil’ Computer That Could


Like Michael Surtees, who pointed us to this, asks “Sure, everyone is talking about the $100 laptop. But what exactly does it look like on the inside and what is it exactly going to do?” So what does the thing look like? Lo and behold, Pentagram, who put together the interface, shows us all on their blog. Here’s a little to get you started:

The interface uses a highly abstracted spatial navigation metaphor, an extension of the familiar desktop metaphor, for easy, intuitive navigation that makes the most of the laptop’s networking capabilities. Children can move through four levels of view — Home, Friends, Neighborhood, and Activity — and connect with others in the network “mesh” formed by users.