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[3]: Negroponte ...
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 15th Jul 2007 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Negroponte ..."
StephenBeDoper
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Don't believe it. In my opinion, Negroponte is really just pissed off because Intel can provide a better economy of scale than he can -- and this would make Negroponte's OLPC uncompetitive in the market for bargain basement PCs.


If we're going to attempt to divine motives, it could just as easily be suggested that the Classmate PC is a crass expression of sour grapes on Intel's part, in response to AMD being chosen to supply the XO-1's CPU.

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