Intel quits One Laptop Per Child
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
22 Jan 08
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.