Kids will drive this, ... There's no 16-year-old that's not digital. ? When someone's kids go to college, parents sign up on America Online to send E-mail to their kids.
In emerging nations, the issue isn't connectivity,
Any previous doubt that a very-low-cost laptop could be made for education in the developing world has just gone away.
Remember that the military used wind-up radios for years.
It's hard to propose a $100 laptop for a world community of kids and then not say in the same breath that you're going to depend on the community to make software for it.