Last year, I wrote a blog about uncertain future of $100 laptop as it uses nonstandard technologies. There is more bad news that it is now more costly at $175. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) says that the rising cost of materials – in particular nickel – is responsible for the increased price of the machine. Further its roll-out had been further pushed back because of changes in the design, which were "not unusual in technology development projects."
Well, to OLPC - good luck!