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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RE: Motivation
by bm3719 on Sat 14th Jul 2007 15:29 UTC in reply to "Motivation"
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I hope Intel is interested in partnering with OLPC for reasons that ultimately transcend financial profit.

Like filling the world with millions of pieces of plastic junk?

I, and I suspect a good number of the other people here, grew up without a laptop. Somehow we turned out OK. I would think that a computer lab with 50 decent machines, regularly updated, would not only be at least as cost effective as giving a thousand students personal laptops, but also produce a lot less waste.

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