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WebProNews: Gates' MIT Alternative A Diversion?

Jan 31, 2006, 22:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Lee Miller)

"Microsoft has done an about face with its support of MIT Media Laboratory's ambitious 'One Laptop Per Child' program, recently stating that cell phone accessories would provide a cheaper alternative, according to the New York Times. Critics say the suggestion is convenient in light of the fact that the Windows CE operating system was rejected by project founder Nicholas Negroponte in favor of open source Linux.

"The NYT article by John Markoff entitled 'Microsoft Would Put Poor Online by Cellphone' was also run on CNet under the more accusatory headline 'Are politics delaying the $100 laptop...?'"

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