[SATLUG] OLPC growth stifled?
scarolan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 14:54:24 CST 2007
On Nov 27, 2007 2:04 PM, Jonathan Hull <masterr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Alienating Intel? I thought Intel was on the OLPC board? Sure, they
> use AMD processors, but if Intel is on the board don't they have some
> input? I think it's more of a "me too" for Intel.
Negroponte has spoken disparagingly against greedy private
corporations on several occassions: "Earlier this year, Professor
Negroponte also accused Intel of selling its own cut-price laptop -
the Classmate - below cost price to drive him out of markets. He said
that Intel "should be ashamed of itself" and said its tactics had hurt
his mission "enormously".
What did he expect a private corporation that is in the business of
making money to do? Seems kind of like getting in a cage with a
hungry lion and expecting it not to eat you. Intel joined the OLPC
board to crush AMD and put their chipsets into the next version of the
OLPC (that is, if the project survives). From the Intel website:
"In addition, Intel is developing a system board design for OLPC
consideration in their next generation XO device."
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