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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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