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A laptop for every poor child

Jul 21, 2009, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The founder and chairman of an organization with an ambitious goal to eliminate poverty in the world, ironically, never quite experienced what it felt like to be poor. Self-professed to have come from a privileged background, Negroponte had a childhood that included "a lot of traveling".

"Confidence and outspokenness were trademarks of a young Negroponte, he told ZDNet Asia in an interview. "When…I was six years old, I went to see the headmaster explaining that my first-grade teacher should be fired--[she] wasn't good enough.

""When I was in high school, I got [the school] to substitute art for sports--I didn't have to do any sports, I could just do art," he shared."

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