February 2, 2006

Big guns take aim at Negroponte plan

It sounds like a project that just about any technology-minded executive could get behind: distributing cheap, durable laptop computers in the developing world to help education.

But in the year since Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory, unveiled his prototype for a $US100 ($133) laptop, he has found himself wrestling with Microsoft and the politics of software.

Link: Australian Financial Review

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