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Arkansas Native Works to Spread Cheap Laptops Around the World

MAGNOLIA, AR - Magnolia native Mitch Bradley is working on a project that he says could revolutionize education and society as a whole in the Third World.  In countries where most communities don't have running water or electricity, students may soon have laptop computers that Bradley is helping design.

The grassroots, non-profit initiative is called One Laptop Per Child, or OLPC for short.  Bradley said he joined the OLPC team because its members obviously care about others, and are doing something Bradley is interested in.

Bradley, who now lives in Hawaii, said OLPC is working to develop a laptop that costs only $100, which he said would be cheap enough for mass distribution.  They're currently costing about $175 each.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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