The New York Times: At Davos, the Squabble Resumes on How to Wire the Third World
Jan 29, 2007, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Being out of the limelight, however, has not dimmed passions
over what the best way is to deploy computers in the developing
world. The controversy boiled over on Saturday at a breakfast
meeting here where Craig R. Barrett, the chairman of Intel, squared
off with Nicholas P. Negroponte, the former director of the M.I.T.
Media Laboratory, whose nonprofit organization One Laptop Per Child
is trying to develop a low-cost computer for the 1.2 billion
children in the developing world. His prototype XO computer is
designed to sell for $100 by the end of 2008.
"Intel has also contributed significant resources to the cause,
including its own design for an inexpensive laptop computer, albeit
one that is currently more expensive than Mr. Negroponte's..."
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Herald Tribune: Debate Widens Over Deploying Computers in the
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