Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jul 2007 19:20 UTC
Intel There's nothing like allegations of predatory conduct to bring two organizations together. Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child project has decided to bring Intel on board as a partner and a possible future supplier, just a few months after Negroponte went on 60 Minutes and essentially accused the chip maker of trying to destroy his low-cost PC project. Intel has agreed to join the board of the OLPC and work with the organization on possible "collaborations involving technology and educational content," according to a press release Friday morning.
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Negroponte ...
by tomcat on Fri 13th Jul 2007 21:10 UTC
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... should have brought in Intel from the start. He could have shopped a spec to both Intel and AMD, and got them to compete against one another. As for his whining about Intel trying to destroy his project, he's essentially complaining about competition which, in my book, is BS. Intel's conduct would have only become predatory if it (1) dumped at or below cost, or (2) shut Negroponte or his suppliers out of market channels. There is no evidence that Intel did either of those things, so Negroponte is complaining about nothing at all. Still, it was wise to bring in Intel.

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