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Reality Strikes Nicholas Negroponte

Nov 02, 2007, 00:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)

"Considering that a year ago Dr Negroponte was damning the very thought of putting anything but open-source software on his beloved XO, the brainchild of his One Laptop per Child initiative, this is truly a remarkable statement. His moral indignation that any for-profit OS company should have a shot at competing was over the top.

"He wasn't too keen on Intel introducing the Classmate as a competitor to the XO either--but that's what he gets for trying to keep first-tier vendors out of the project early on. Now they are all interested--and he can't keep them out. If you can beat 'em, Join 'em...!"

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