Make way OLPC, here comes the $12 NES clone (not Apple II) Answered
The project is modeled not on an Apple II, but rather on an existing $12 NES game machine clone, called the "Victor."
It's likely based on the rather infamous NES-on-a-chip based clones that have appeared in millions of joystick-based games and other knock-offs....
MIT: From the Boston Herald:
"Derek Lomas, Jesse Austin-Breneman and other designers want to create a computer that Third World residents can buy for less than you probably spend on lunch."
Yes, the same school that developed the famous OLPC (One Laptop Per Child project) is creating a clone of the venerable Apple II computer. Projected cost is $12 per computer.
Designers plan rudimentary web access, games, and it will undoubtedly use some existing Apple II software. Immediately, the old Contiki operating system comes to mind....
Original story, the Boston Herald website