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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started shipping yet?
by jessta on Sat 14th Jul 2007 09:56 UTC
jessta
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2005-08-17

have they started shipping the laptops yet?
If they don't hurry up the market is going to catch up to them and there will have been no point in all the 'research' they apparently did.

- Jesse McNelis

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RE: started shipping yet?
by renox on Sat 14th Jul 2007 17:13 in reply to "started shipping yet?"
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2005-07-06

Well, as they have decided to use new GUI/system, the OLPC will take a while to mature..

While I agree that there are a quite a few vendors working on laptops which flash disk that could compete with the OLPC hardware, I remember quite well what happened with the computers we had in our school: they were mostly unused and not very useful.

The OLPC is trying to improve education, not only bring laptops, so hardware competition in itself is not enough, or more precisely *shouldn't be enough* for clients: they ought to look at the big picture, not only at the laptops themselves..

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