The next billion is the potential PC market in the developing world. We know they won’t be
buying MACS because Apple’s Steve Job’s has admitted it won’t be worth it to his company
A lot of different companies are trying to come up with affordable PCs that businesses, families,
schools and students in developing countries can buy.
But, everyone is having a hard time pinning down just what it is they will want.
1. What traditional features do they keep and which are kept out?
2. Will users be offended if they feel they are getting a dumbed-down version?
3. Would they rather share a community PC?
4. Would they like to buy a PC they can plug into a community server?
5. Do they want brand PCs or does it matter that it is a no-name but does the job?
6. How much can they pay? $400, $250, $140, $70?
7. Will it be dust proof? Mansoon proof? burglar proof?
8. Do they need high-speed?
9. Would they rather have a quality PC that costs more even it stretches their budget?
10. Who will teach them how to use it?
Lots of questions…
Are there solutions?
What do you think?