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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Drawnstories_studios
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2005-12-12

Embrace

Extend

Extinguish

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helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Sounds like a good plan to me. ;)

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Since when is offering viable competition "foul-smelling"? Negroponte isn't the only one who wants to offer a low-cost PCs to developing nations. Why should he be the presumptive favorite, even if his motives are apparently philanthropic?

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shykid Member since:
2007-02-22

I think Intel is doing this just to ultimately get the OLPC to switch to Intel everything--processors, video, chipsets, etc--that way they'll be getting money from their competition and the Classmate--and they'll still have an education-laptop revenue source if the Classmate fails.

Edited 2007-07-14 18:51

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