Letter: Cost of a computer

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The Independent Online
I WAS surprised to read the article "Computer in every home for the Millennium" (19 March). I think Derek Wyatt MP's calculations slightly underestimate the scale of such a proposal.

If funding was to be found to provide pounds 1,000 PCs for 23.5 million homes, it would cost pounds 23.5bn, not pounds 240m, which clearly represents only a pounds 10 unit cost for the PCs. Let's hope the Millennium Dome does not make the same scale error in its forecasts.

DAVID PEARSON

Managing Director, Sony UK Ltd

Weybridge, Surrey

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