Hands On With Intel Classmate Tablet: So Far Just a Touchy,…

When news of the Classmate tablet broke yesterday » 8/21/08 4:10pm 8/21/08 4:10pm, it was hard to know what to think. In terms of specs, the device is a far sight better that the Classmate 2.0, but aside from the new tablet form factor, the diminutive netbook didn't seem to include any truly innovative new features. During the Intel Developer Forum…

OLPC Planning and Praying for $50 Laptop

In a chat with Laptop Mag about the booming ultra-cheap, ultra-portable laptop market, blustery and beleaguered OLPC founder Nick Negroponte actually manages to keep his cool while dissing his rivals—a laudable feat—and drops a couple of interesting bits: OLPC is still on a trajectory toward a $50 laptop, and they're… » 4/08/08 5:00pm 4/08/08 5:00pm

OLPC's Negroponte Not Exactly Looking For a Successor (Plus XO Getting…

Reports of OLPC's Negroponte looking for a replacement to fill his CEO role were a bit unfounded, as the man himself just claimed that the organization HAS no CEO, and that whatever the replacement does, it won't be what Negroponte is doing. Negroponte says: » 3/10/08 5:00pm 3/10/08 5:00pm

OLPC Founder Negroponte Is Getting the Hell Out of Dodge

The One Laptop Per Child project, initially famed for its lofty goals, became known for becoming one of the more impressive shitshows in tech, in part thanks to founder Nick Negroponte's own foibles. So it's probably not a bad thing for the org—as much credit as he deserves for starting it—that he's stepping off to let … » 3/06/08 11:20am 3/06/08 11:20am

Intel Joins OLPC Team

The two biggest rivals aiming to distribute laptops to the third-world shorties—Intel, develper of the Classmate PC, and One Laptop Per Child led by Nick Negroponte—have shaken hands and buried the hatchet, says the AP. Here's the skinny: » 7/13/07 11:22am 7/13/07 11:22am

Nobody mentioned taking back , but surely that's in the agreement somewhere. []

Negroponte to Intel: You Suck!

Nicholas Negroponte has started a bitch-fight against Intel because, according to him, they are trying to drive him out of business by underpricing their OLPC rival, the Classmate. He says that Intel "should be ashamed of itself" arguing that by bringing a low-cost laptop to developing countries, they hurt "his mission… » 5/21/07 9:38pm 5/21/07 9:38pm