UK laptop fund for four-year olds

Children as young as four could have access to a laptop by 2006 under an initiative launched by the newly established eLearning foundation Tuesday, which focuses on bridging the digital divide in Britain. The independent foundation, backed by education secretary David Blunkett, has also received £1m funding from Microsoft (msft), and equity donations from four startup companies.

Children as young as four could have access to a laptop by 2006 under an initiative launched by the newly established eLearning foundation Tuesday, which focuses on bridging the digital divide in Britain.

The independent foundation, backed by education secretary David Blunkett, has also received £1m funding from Microsoft (msft), and equity donations from four startup companies. Full story. --Wendy McAuliffe, ZDNet UK