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Wait Just a Minute--Intel Isn't the Bad Guy Here

Jan 17, 2008, 18:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Sewell)

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"Opportunism and a disregard for the facts are both on display in Walter Bender's letter about our rift with his One Laptop Per Child Association ('Intel Is on the Outside of One Laptop Project,' Letters, Jan. 11). Intel ultimately resigned from OLPC because OLPC's chairman, Nicholas Negroponte, demanded we stop selling our low-cost Classmate PC, a demand he described in a Journal interview published Nov. 24. Mr. Bender's letter attributes OLPC's dispute with Intel to 'unfair competition.' Mr. Negroponte had railed that Intel was 'using marketing materials that claim the Intel machine is superior,' among other charges.

"Yet as a member of OLPC, however briefly, we did our best to work with the organization..."

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