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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.
Nicholas Negroponte is hunting for CEO who can help manage One Laptop Per Child organization "more like Microsoft."
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.
Vendors burden their products with features to justify fat price tags, but open source and projects like OLPC mitigate against this.
Neither side comes out looking good in public row between chip giant and the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child.
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.
OLPC chairman says laptop project could not promote openness if it was closed to Microsoft.
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.
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.
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.