USA Today: Negroponte: Rich Countries to Buy Laptops for Poor
Dec 06, 2006, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jo Best)
"Professor Nicholas Negroponte, head of the One Laptop Per Child
project, responsible for the $100 laptop, has revealed the OLPC is
in discussions with a number of wealthy countries about orders for
the low-cost devices--although they will be buying them for poorer
economies, not themselves.
"Speaking to Silicon.com at the ITU Telecom World conference in
Hong Kong, Negroponte said the OLPC is in discussions with Finland,
which may order laptops for Namibia, that the United Arab Emirates
is considering purchasing some for Pakistan, and France may sponsor
laptops for French-speaking African countries..."