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