One laptop per child that has been many a discussions all over web. Now a long time supposed to be rival, Intel has joined OPLC. I wrote about it even before the final model was decided upon. See the old picture of the laptop! Geemodo: Hand Cranked Notebook!
I think it is good for OPLC and good for Intel. It is also good for morons who thinks poor kids in third world eat dogs and get press coverage as much as possible!.(With Intel's help, more children may soon receive the embarrassing OLPC system, so that they can watch dogs, that they'd rather be eating, skateboard on YouTube.) Registrar, I thought you were good!
Here is the OPLC news release;
"CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2007 – Intel and One Laptop per Child (OLPC) today announced they have agreed to work together to bring the benefits of technology to the developing world through synergy of their respective programs. Under the agreement, Intel and OLPC will explore collaborations involving technology and educational content. Intel will also join the board of OLPC.
OLPC is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to bring learning opportunities to the most remote and poorest children of the world by providing connected, low-cost and rugged laptops to each and every child in their daily lives.
“Intel joins the OLPC board as a world leader in technology, helping reach the world’s children. Collaboration with Intel means that the maximum number of laptops will reach children,” said Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop per Child.
“Joining OLPC is a further example of our commitment to education over the last 20 years and our belief in the role of technology in bringing the opportunities of the 21st century to children around the world, ” said Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel.
Intel currently invests more than $100 million per year in over 50 countries to promote education, including efforts through the Intel Foundation, and has been developing products for the educational marketplace. Intel’s focus on education for emerging markets is part of the Intel World Ahead program, the company’s comprehensive approach to bring technology to everyone, anywhere in the world.