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Interview with OLPC's Founding CTO Mary Lou Jepsen

Jan 08, 2008, 22:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Q: You're turning to a new page in your varied career. What has prompted this change? What will you be doing next?

"Mary Lou Jepsen: I'm starting a company called Pixel Qi. Pixel Qi is currently pursuing the $75 laptop, while also aiming to bring sunlight readable, low-cost and low-power screens into mainstream laptops, cellphones and digital cameras. Spinning out from OLPC enables the development of a new machine, beyond the XO, while leveraging a larger market for new technologies, beyond just OLPC: prices for next-generation hardware can be brought down by allowing multiple uses of the key technology advances. Pixel Qi will give OLPC products at cost, while also selling the sub-systems and devices at a profit for commercial use..."

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