Late last month, India's Ministry of Human Resources Development announced it had developed a $35 tablet PC that it wanted to distribute to university students throughout the subcontinent. Recently, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal appeared on the Indian show "Gadget Guru" to show off the new device to two giddy geeks.

Among the questions they asked Sibal was whether the tablet would only be available to Indians—which One Laptop per Child Founder Nicholas Negroponte strongly discouraged the HRD from doing.

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