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Zonbu – A Green and Cheap Computer

October 26, 2007

I was sitting in my exercise Second Cup, a 20 minute walk each way, and leafing through one of the magazines – Forbes, I think, when I came across and article on a new make of computer. I could hardly get my head around the price for Zonbu, a computer.

Just $99.00 – (and currently, it doesn’t matter whether that’s Canadian or American!) It’s a gift price. Even though you have to supply a keyboard and pay $12.95 (or more) a month, it’s still remarkably cheap.

I like the set-up, too. I’m a fan of online applications, especially free ones. I already use Firefox and Open Office, and store some of my files online in my G.Space – http://www.getgspace.com/ and in my Box account. I think the plan to use the web is very forward thinking.

This is not an advertisement and I’m not going to give up my Mac for a Zonbu just yet, but this is the future. High storage and high cost applications will be for professionals, and perhaps the first home computer. Second or third computers, and computers for students, will be Zonbu computers, or something like them.

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