"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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