We can't say this is the pinnacle hands-on review of the
One Laptop Per Child prototype, but it does offer a
nice view of the ambitious $100 lappy, and the interview with Dr. Mary Lou Jepson, who is the CTO of the initiative, is
rather informative. She mentions details such as the usage of DVD stamping technology to control light rays in the
backlight system, how they're keeping the power consumption down, and that the largish cylinder at the hinge of the
laptop actually holds C cell batteries so that they can be replaced after the 500 recharge cycles. She also says that
their "biggest remaining engineering challenge" is hiring engineers, which, um, seems like something they'd have
covered by now.