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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

OLPC $100 Notebooks Intel Should Be Ashamed

Go figure, but the "purely humanitarian" battle to provide the world's estimated 1 billion poor children with a computer is as hostile as a chance-meetup of Rockers and Mods. Apparently, it all started when Intel's Chairman, Craig Barrett (pictured right), called the OLPC "a $100 gadget."

Negroponte: "Intel should be ashamed of itself" for dumping its low cost PC

Ricker: "who really cares if the children use a computer spawned of monetary self-interest or (supposedly) altruistic motivations -- just as long as the kids can play Doom on something?"

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