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USA Today: Negroponte: Rich Countries to Buy Laptops for Poor

Dec 06, 2006, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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