Reality Strikes Nicholas Negroponte

“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

“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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