A laptop for every poor child
Jul 21, 2009, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vivian Yeo)
"The founder and chairman of an organization with an ambitious
goal to eliminate poverty in the world, ironically, never quite
experienced what it felt like to be poor. Self-professed to have
come from a privileged background, Negroponte had a childhood that
included "a lot of traveling".
"Confidence and outspokenness were trademarks of a young
Negroponte, he told ZDNet Asia in an interview. "When…I was
six years old, I went to see the headmaster explaining that my
first-grade teacher should be fired--[she] wasn't good enough.
""When I was in high school, I got [the school] to substitute
art for sports--I didn't have to do any sports, I could just do
art," he shared."
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