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The New York Times: At Davos, the Squabble Resumes on How to Wire the Third World

Jan 29, 2007, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Cosmo Lee for this link. ]

"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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International Herald Tribune: Debate Widens Over Deploying Computers in the Developing World [Alternate link]

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