Intel Drops Out of the OLPC Program

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News Posted: Thu, Jan 3 2008 10:47 PM
Nicholas Negroponte didn't want to share Intel with anyone else, so Intel left the OLPC program.

The OLPC board "had asked Intel to end its support for non-OLPC platforms including the Classmate PC and other systems," Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said. "They wanted us to focus our support exclusively on the OLPC system."

A representative for the OLPC project was not immediately reachable.

According to reports, Intel was asked not just to drop the Classbook PC, but the Asus Eee as well! Now that's some exclusivity!

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That's a pretty ridiculous request they made of Intel. And I thought the OLPC was all about helping the world, but now their greed makes itself known. I think Intel's response was the best they could make.

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It is with a lot of mixed feelings that I respond to this post. I don't want to seem cynical because I do consider myself to be a helping person when I see someone in need. I just don't know what to think about this OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project; especially after reading what is going-on behind the scenes. I guess I am just sick of being taken advantage of by individuals and corporations trying to make a buck in the name of charity. This evening I saw THIS commercial for the first time on TV, and I wish to pass it on to you all. It seems to me that it is a variation of the OLPC theme. Am I being too cynical?

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Super Dave:
It is with a lot of mixed feelings that I respond to this post. I don't want to seem cynical because I do consider myself to be a helping person when I see someone in need. I just don't know what to think about this OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project; especially after reading what is going-on behind the scenes. I guess I am just sick of being taken advantage of by individuals and corporations trying to make a buck in the name of charity. This evening I saw THIS commercial for the first time on TV, and I wish to pass it on to you all. It seems to me that it is a variation of the OLPC theme. Am I being too cynical?
 

 

I saw that one the other day and couldn't help but draw the same conclusions that they were trying to sell the same way those 'sponsor a child' commercials go.  So in the end tampax stoops to that level to sell their product, I don't need the product personally but if i did, I think I would likely by another as I don't make guilt purchases.  It seems a bit underhanded to position product in such a way as to say...if you don't by this one someone you have never met nor will ever meet will certainly suffer for it.  Maybe I am simply to cynical as well.

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"Nicholas Negroponte didn't want to share Intel with anyone else"

what does this mean? 

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