David Kirkpatrick

May 22, 2009

$40 microcomputer

Filed under: Business, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:41 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — this one just gets a wow. There are so many useful apps for this device it’s astounding. I’m curious how robust it is.

Plugging In $40 Computers
New York Times, May 21, 2009

SheevaPlug, a tiny plastic “plug computer” that you plug into an electric outlet, includes a 1.2 Ghz application processor running Linux with 512 megabytes of RAM and 512 megabytes of flashstorage, and USB and Gigabit Ethernet sockets.

By adding peripherals and software, it can become a network server, security camera to the Internet, video stream storage device, and serve other functions. Price is $99; it may be available for under $40 in two years.

 
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