Perhaps it's just Sunday but the announcement on Engadget about Nicholas Negroponte and his plans to build a $100 computer immediately brought to mind a really bad movie I saw on cable a few months ago. It took me too long to track down on IMDB since I had assumed it's title had something to do with computers but it is called The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest it came out in 2002 and was written by none other than Po Bronson.In the movie a burnt-out marketing executive wants to do something real so he takes on the "impossible" project at a school like Cal-Tech. He forms a bad news bears like team of genius misfits and they go on to invent a $100 holographic computer surviving against all odds even a last minute attempt to shut the project form the school's major donor a Bill Gates/Howard Hughes like character played by the actor who plays Elliot, the photographer, on Please Shoot Me. All in all these computers would be a great thing if it they actually happen. Why would these only need to be available in the 3rd world I'm sure there would be good uses for them in NYC public schools and other places across the country.