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.


Managing Director, Sony UK Ltd

Weybridge, Surrey