You would think that if you could drive right into a Burger King and order a hefty chicken sandwich for only a dollar, it should then be possible to build a computer that only costs around 30 bucks. Seriously? Thirty Green Presidential Flashcards? Would the tower have to be made with cardboard? Or maybe the monitor’s thin glass with one of those classic vintage projector screens. Dear Lord, standard microprocessors have to be more than $30! Right? The story HAS to be fiction. There’s no way anyone could even sell a computer for $30 unless Armageddon was on the way and the moon turned into blood. That’s when technology would be the bane of existence, and all Best Buy stores would clearance out all of their products for fear of burning like Sodom and Gomorrah. Just make sure you don’t look at the holocaust; you’ll turn into a pillar of salt.
Believe it or not, it is NOT fiction. It is indeed…FACT.
It is a true story. Investigate it online using your $2,000 Mac OS computer to find it out for sure, and you’ll learn that the Indian Institute of Engineering has in fact built a computer that only costs $30, and already 1 million of the devices will be sent out to students all over India. Pretty remarkable! Not much larger than a normal laptop, it sports a touchscreen and integrated keyboard with 2GB of RAM, USB capability, and wireless connectivity. Seriously? Is the wireless network the size of a chick pea? Probably not.
The fact is India is infamously notorious for being able to build ultra-cheap products. They still currently hold the record for cheapest car in the world–the Tata Nano (weird name, yes) for only $2,000. For the money’s worth, hopefully the quality soars way high. Only if you live in India would you know….