Which Laptop Per Child?
May 31, 2007, 14:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bobbie Johnson)
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"As the head of a project that wants to take hi-tech into the
developing world, Nicholas Negroponte has had to get used to
criticism. Over the past two years the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
initiative, a scheme aimed at building low-cost computers for
education in developing countries, has been attacked many times.
Its detractors include rival technology companies, aid workers and
African politicians. But last week Negroponte's composure finally
broke as he lashed out at Intel for what he called a 'predatory'
attempt to damage the not-for-profit scheme..."