The PalmOS-based Meazura PDA is even waterproof. Just the ticket for reading an e-book on a river bank in a steamy jungle? Too bad about the priceĖ$399. The Meazura causes me to appreciate the OLPC laptop project even more, even if OLPC wonít make the $100 goal immediately.

Related: The Simputer. The price-benefit ratio isnít good enough, but I admire the Simputer folks for trying, and they may yet succeed if they can slash costs enough. Whatís more, how about a cellphone-PDA? It would be for communications and for some ed-related purposes such as e-books. Even then, however, I donít envision it as a replacement for the OLPC machine.