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In a gesture of peace, happiness and love, the UN has decided to back the much-talked-about $100, hand-cranked laptop. And you won't believe where the the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is planning on signing the partnership agreement with MIT's Nicholas Negroponte. Yes, that's right, the luxury ski resort of Davos, where lots of fat cats with expense accounts go once a year to hold court at the World Economic Forum. So, while they down their Bordeaux and veal, they'll discuss how millions of poor children can use the little green crank (for free) to get Microsoft Windows and Internet access. Enjoy, folks, and say Hi to Putin for me.

100 laptop for world's kids [Reuters]