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Postby USNaviguide LLC » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:14 pm

From AP:

[LEFT][FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif]Laptop Project Enlivens Peruvian Hamlet

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif][SIZE=2]Dec 24, 2:41 PM (ET)

[/SIZE]By FRANK BAJAK

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif]http://apnews.myway.com//article/20071224/D8TO0NTO0.html

I guess this shows the program is working as intended.

-John Coryat
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Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program

Postby USNaviguide LLC » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:30 am

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20080104/D8TUR5F80.html

Intel Quits One Laptop Per Child Program

Jan 3, 11:12 PM (ET)

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Postby peter » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:42 am

They have been pushing their own OLPC competitor in some markets especially since the decision for the OLPC to use AMD. It's not surprising.
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Postby Purplekat » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:48 pm

peter;795 wrote:They have been pushing their own OLPC competitor in some markets especially since the decision for the OLPC to use AMD. It's not surprising.


Intel's processors kinda suck. I'm glad they're using AMD.

I posted a bit of a rant about this on my blog when I heard about it. A lot of the other small laptop deals that are sprouting up aren't the kind of charity-focused venture that OLPC is -- they're for profit, and they're probably not going to be executed with the same kind of grace and attention to detail. I think that it goes beyond even greed to try to undercut a beautifully executed, charitable program with a for-profit venture.
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