December 19, 2003
a chicken in every pot

US computing giant IBM is working with British start-up company Metronomy to supply a free IBM PC, which would otherwise retail for around £800, to every household in Britain.
via carrie / stay free, who notes, "This reminds me of the NYC Board of Ed's plan to give every 4th grader in the ciy a laptop and fund it with advertising -- a plan that bombed after they figured out advertising wouldn't cover the cost. I suppose IBM sees this as a way to capitalize on the migration of eyeballs from TV screens to computer monitors."

Posted by dbrown at December 19, 2003 06:03 PM
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