Bill Gates awards Indian designer $50K for coolest PC design!


How cool is this design? It is Prashant Chandra's `sChOOL Pak' PC that won the Microsoft Chairman's Award worth $50K announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Thursday.

This is an uber cool Back-Pack PC aimed at school children. Ofcourse combine this with some of the education packs that you can download of the tabletpc sitesf or free and you have a really cool and useful set of apps for the next-generation kids!

BillG is said to have chosen the design for the inaugural Chairman's Award, because he felt it captured a smart trend and pushed the frontiers of PC design beyond the obvious.

Thanx to the The Hindu for running this story (An Indian National newspaper that I grew up reading)...