Sunday, January 13th 2008

The One Laptop Per Child Project Would Welcome Intel Back

The One Laptop Per Child project feels sorry for the Intel loss, said Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of OLPC, in an interview. "It was very unfortunate what happened with Intel and I hope there's a way of rebuilding it in the future because there's no interest in OLPC pushing Intel out. It just is not in our interest. Our goal is to get this to as many children as possible," he said. He called it unfortunate that Intel made statements that OLPC asked the chip maker to stop working on the Classmate PC. "The picture that painted was one of OLPC being anti-competition, which is ridiculous. We'd like to see as many laptops out there as possible and kids have the widest choice possible," On the other hand Agnes Kwan, an Intel manager responded that Intel would be willing to talk with OLPC, but she added that the organizational break-up came about because of differences that the groups have been so far unable to resolve.Source: PC World
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7 Comments on The One Laptop Per Child Project Would Welcome Intel Back

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Riiiiiggggggggght - is this before or after OLPC tried to sue Intel for 20mil for leaving them????
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#2
Completely Bonkers
Too much government money going into Nicholas Negroponte and his OLPC venture.

If we decide to provide technology charity... about time Nicholas Negroponte stepped down and was replaced by a more competant individual will less vested interest.

If he were running a PRIVATE enterprise with SHAREHOLDERS he would have been forced to fall on swords long ago.
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#3
0elemental0
haha..so getting oil men out of the whitehouse would fall under the same logic?
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Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
i think its rediculous that intel is trying to tell them WHERE they can distribute atleast thats what i got from this article in which case id get amd on the boat i mean this project is supposed to help kids all over the world not the countries intel thinks it should be in.
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#5
WhiteLotus
i dont think we will ever find out what really went on between these two dogs. although yes the best thing they can do right now if they wanted to stick two fingers up to intel is to ask AMD.
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#6
spacejunky
by: Solaris17
i think its rediculous that intel is trying to tell them WHERE they can distribute atleast thats what i got from this article in which case id get amd on the boat i mean this project is supposed to help kids all over the world not the countries intel thinks it should be in.
You have it backwards. OLPC wanted Intel to not compete in their market. They really got pissed when Intel undercut a country from them just days before a contract was reached. They are using AMD processors in it already.

Well that's business. If you can make it cheaper or better then why shouldn't you be allowed to win a customer? OLPC is a joke. It's all about the children...riiiight. No! don't compete against me because competing against me is to compete against all the poor children on the planet. Contrary to what you think about the project's intentions, the OLPC is designed to make money.

I guess there is a sucker born every minute.
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#7
newbielives
Greed gets things done, hopefully as a side effect good deeds are done along the way
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