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Appliance Computers

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20 slide presentation that I gave as part of Ignite Berlin.

Shares some of the insights I've learned on the path to distributing a low-power computer in rural Africa and our view on the PC market - namely that Intel/AMD overserve most people's needs and that if computer adoption is really going to take off, we need to start thinking of computers as appliances.

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Appliance Computers

  1. 1. Appliance Computers for the $ 1 /day Crowd
  2. 3. Mercy Foundation, Ghana
  3. 5. Barriers to Consumption + + UI
  4. 6. Intel/AMD Overshoot most needs
  5. 7. 25Km (on these roads) to an Internet Cafe?
  6. 8. $ 1 /hour to write an email!?
  7. 9. Computer as Appliance
  8. 10. Most people just want
  9. 11. <ul><li>= only option </li></ul>
  10. 12. Who needs > 200Mhz? “Good Enough” Computer Appliances “Good Enough” Computer Appliances “Good Enough” Computer Appliances
  11. 13. Runs off:
  12. 14. Less Expensive (and Smelly) than Diesel?
  13. 15. 5 Minute Learning Curve
  14. 16. Empower Everyone
  15. 17. ALEUTIA E1 (just 8W)
  16. 18. And Internet how? Mesh Networks + GPRS Mesh Networks + GPRS Mesh Networks + GPRS
  17. 19. “Killer Apps” Same as 90s
  18. 20. Someday $10?

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