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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Negroponte is a Flip Flop Professor
by rakamaka on Sun 15th Jul 2007 15:09 UTC
rakamaka
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2005-08-12

You can see from his track record at MIT lab how wierd his projects are and how many are successfully completed. XO will be biggest tech scam pulled on TW countries.
At first he slept with AMD and now he is in bed with Intel. In between he dated with microsoft also creating doubts in faithful linux community.
He asks financial committment to buy 1 million PCs where it is substantial portion of that country's GDP.
In return does he gives same commitment to deliever PCs and needed support? Of course you can't expect commitment from a flip flop professor!!
Think what will happen if OLPC FAILS in TW countries? They will have those fancy paperweights and now no money to buy food and medicines...What will happen to Mr Negroponte and Media lab? Nothing..They will be ready to pull another scam on another country..May be I am pessimistic about success of OLPC but hey tech geeks, ask your consciousness, will you buy 10GHz processor intel quad core completely voice or touch commands laptop in 2008 by sacrifycing your food and medicines?

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

At first he slept with AMD and now he is in bed with Intel. In between he dated with microsoft also creating doubts in faithful linux community.


But in the minds of rational adults, it demonstrated that he is primarily concerned with building a useful device - and not the "social acceptability" of the people supplying the hardware and software. I would be much more alarmed if Negroponte *had* engaged in the sort of mindless "free software fundamentalism" that's becoming so prevalent.

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