Intel quits One Laptop Per Child

@shakeroo (3990)
Malaysia
January 4, 2008 12:40pm CST
This is not a very good news to hear that Intel is deciding on scrapping the project. The main reason given by Intel is that they are leaving the One Laptop Per Child program because of a "philisophical impasse." "The One Laptop program was founded in 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte, former Media Lab director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The original concept was to offer a "$100 laptop," but the green-and-white low-power "XO" computer now costs $188. It runs on a Linux operating system and a chip made by Intel rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc." There goes the hope of getting more people who can't afford the computer to be ab;e to be computer literate... What are your thoughts? Picture: Intel says it is leaving the One Laptop Per Child program because of a "philisophical impasse." - http://www.shareapic.net/content.php?id=5354711&owner=shaxx Full story: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/01/04/bc.intel.onelaptopperchi.ap/index.html
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@jarves (814)
• Philippines
6 Jan 08
I know why intel quits this project and it has something to do with money. They feel that they won't get richer with this idea so they abandoned it.
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 08
Thanks for your response!
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
4 Jan 08
Classmate - Intel's Classmate PC, designed for developing markets.
Intel left the project because OLPC wanted them to scrap the Classmate PC, which is the same price as the XO. At least OLPC still has AMD; "How long?" is the question. Intel is killing AMD.
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 08
Thanks for your information!
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@lucgeta (925)
• France
22 Jan 08
olpc xo - One Laptop Per Children organization $100 computer XO
Intel has never been fully committed to the project, they were late to get into and just when an Xo version with Intel chip was ready they jumped out in favor of their own project the Classmate - that it's said no to be profitable at all to say the least. Competition is good, hope Intel remembers that when we talk about its own market.
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 08
Thanks for your response!