Speaking of surprises, an old friend contacted me to let me know of an ongoing campaign to raise fundings to build a Power-based motherboard for a laptop. The association hopes to raise 12,000EUR to complete the design of the motherboard as phase I, and their website lists the ranges for the other milestones. It’s pretty cool that nowadays one can design a whole new system basically from scratch and with such little investments.
Would you like to have a laptop powered by PowerPC? Go fund it.