Saturday, July 14th 2007

Intel Joins One Laptop Per Child

Intel and One Laptop per Child (OLPC) today announced they have agreed to work together to bring the benefits of technology to the developing world through synergy of their respective programs. Under the agreement, Intel and OLPC will explore collaborations involving technology and educational content. Intel will also join the board of OLPC.

OLPC is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to bring learning opportunities to the most remote and poorest children of the world by providing connected, low-cost and rugged laptops to each and every child in their daily lives.

"Intel joins the OLPC board as a world leader in technology, helping reach the world's children. Collaboration with Intel means that the maximum number of laptops will reach children," said Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop per Child.

"Joining OLPC is a further example of our commitment to education over the last 20 years and our belief in the role of technology in bringing the opportunities of the 21st century to children around the world," said Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel.

Intel currently invests more than $100 million per year in over 50 countries to promote education, including efforts through the Intel Foundation, and has been developing products for the educational marketplace. Intel's focus on education for emerging markets is part of the Intel World Ahead program, the company's comprehensive approach to bring technology to everyone, anywhere in the world.Source: Intel
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7 Comments on Intel Joins One Laptop Per Child

Bird of Prey
I thought AMD was backing the OLPC or was it originally Intel?
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I read something about Intel and AMD working together on that about a week ago or something like that...I didnt care about it so didnt pay much attention.
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Wow this is awesome, now children all over the world can learn to overclock! :rockout:
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They better make the bios easy to overclock... and they better use Celeron 4xxs and they BETTER have a 7600GT Laptop version
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I think all the poor children of Ethiopia would like a good meal long before they get a cheapo lap-top.
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Benpi said:
I think all the poor children of Ethiopia would like a good meal long before they get a cheapo lap-top.
You need to know what's poverty :nutkick:
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