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 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… » 3/06/08 11:20am 3/06/08 11:20am