MIT launching $100 Laptop writes “Within a year, Negroponte expects his nonprofit One Laptop Per Child to get 5 million to 15 million of the machines in production, when children in Brazil, China, Egypt, Thailand, South Africa are due to begin getting them.

In the second year when Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hopes to start buying them for all 500,000 middle and high-school students in this state Negroponte envisions 100 million to 150 million being made. (He boasts that these humble $100 notebooks would surpass the world’s existing annual production of laptops, which is about 50 million.) 177