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Negroponte: You really can give a kid a laptop

Speaking at the Techonomy conference, the One Laptop Per Child founder says that kids getting laptops are teaching themselves--and then their parents--to read.

By August 6, 2010


Negroponte's OLPC seeks CEO

Nicholas Negroponte is hunting for CEO who can help manage One Laptop Per Child organization "more like Microsoft."

By March 6, 2008


Negroponte passes the Windows "virility test"

Negroponte claims that Windows is the natural choice for OLPC. This is not true, and isn't what he intended to happen. He could at least own up to that.

By May 16, 2008


Electronics need a diet, argues Negroponte

Vendors burden their products with features to justify fat price tags, but open source and projects like OLPC mitigate against this.

By February 18, 2008


It's ego check time for Intel, Negroponte

Neither side comes out looking good in public row between chip giant and the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child.

By January 4, 2008


One Laptop Per Child: An idea whose time has come, just not for Negroponte

Negroponte's idea for One Laptop Per Child seems to be gaining currency, even if his particular organization isn't the one shipping the PCs.

By November 24, 2007


Negroponte: Windows key to OLPC philosophy

OLPC chairman says laptop project could not promote openness if it was closed to Microsoft.

By October 29, 2007


OLPC to laptop makers: Use our design

Founder Nicholas Negroponte says the OLPC will open-source its hardware design and invite others to copy it, according to a report from the TED conference.

By February 7, 2009


OLPC's Negroponte blasts Intel's low-cost PC initiative

Nick Negroponte says that Intel is "dumping" cheap PCs on emerging markets in hopes of sabotaging his own effort to bring low-cost PCs to the world.

By May 21, 2007


OLPC giveaway offer comes to Europe

As the "Give One, Get One" laptops-for-the-developing-world program restarts in the U.S., honcho Nicholas Negroponte says it's also going global.

By November 13, 2008