Subject: Thoughts on simputer?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 16:04:26 -0500

A friend of mine pointed this out as being hailed in the NY Times as one of
the biggest innovations of 2001.  (Story at  I am
wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the financials of a project like

I have some misgivings (for instance interoperability with existing
infrastructures).  But I find it an interesting thought that automatic
localization may be readily amenable to open source solutions if you have a
good architecture.  This is a commonly felt need, and there may be
opportunities as people try to address it...