Artist Creates Sculpture by Microwaving Laptop Computer

Photo: Kenny Irwin

The One Laptop Per Child Foundation (OLPC) has designed an inexpensive laptop computer that it hopes to distribute to children in developing nations. To promote the project, artist Kenny Irwin took one OLPC computer, microwaved it, and sculpted it into the OLPCSlug. It's currently on sale at eBay. Video of the microwaving process at the link.


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"why would one destroy a laptop in order to promote a company that gives children laptops?"

I believe you're overlooking the operative word here: "promote." It's on Neatorama, isn't it? You're talking about it, aren't you? Promotion accomplished.
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@nene,johnny, and dutch,
Ohhhh, probably because that's all the OLPC "laptop" is good for. Terrible specs, and the worst part, never lived up to it's $99 promise.
They started with you buy one, and they will send another to the developing nations schools.
Now it's $199 and you are S.O.L. on getting one for yourself.
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