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: Negroponte ...
by DigitalAxis on Fri 13th Jul 2007 21:45 UTC in reply to "Negroponte ..."
DigitalAxis
Member since:
2005-08-28

Well, neither has come to market, so all we have are rumors. He might have been right, he might not.

I still think the XO and Classmate PC are aimed at different markets.

Hopefully this will help. I mean, I want to see the XO succeed... but that doesn't NECESSARILY require that nobody else does.

All the geeks who keep looking at the XO and saying "Oh, I want one" can get a ClassmatePC or Eee instead.

Edited 2007-07-13 21:49

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RE[2]: Negroponte ...
by cyclops on Fri 13th Jul 2007 21:58 in reply to "RE: Negroponte ..."
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"I still think the XO and Classmate PC are aimed at different markets."

both being low cost, low power laptops, aimed at education, aimed at developing countries, and sold to Governments, in large quantaties. Clearly they are the same product type.

But your right they are different, one if driven by wanting to improve the world, and the other by Evil.

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RE[3]: Negroponte ...
by ronaldst on Fri 13th Jul 2007 22:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Negroponte ..."
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

But your right they are different, one if driven by wanting to improve the world, and the other by Evil.


I certainly don't know about Negroponte's past, if it's evil or not, but Intel has already improved the world. They can only continue their good work.

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