Intel vs. OLPC: A Battle of Good Wills
Apr 28, 2007, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joanna Stern)
"For Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil,
deciding what computer to give his country's youth requires more
than a trip to the nearest CompUSA. He's deciding between two
models of specially designed, affordable laptops, one manufactured
by Intel and the other by the OLPC (One Laptop per Child)
Association. Each has been designed specifically to help educate
underprivileged children in developing nations. The president's
isn't a bad predicament to be in; either laptop will help his
country's children. But how does he decide?
"Although Intel and OLPC advocate the same goal--one laptop in
the hand of every child--their approaches are as different as their
hardware designs and pricing..."