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Intel leaves the "1 laptop per child"

// January 7th, 2008 // No Comments » // Accessibility

Next Thursday, Intel will announce that leaves his participation in the project One laptop per child (“One Laptop Per Child“) and resign from the governing body after it, sue the maker of chips for failing to support other efforts in emerging markets.
Un Ordenador Por Niño
Un Ordenador Portatil por Niño (One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)), is a nonprofit project directed by Professor Nicholas Negroponte de MIT, which aims to sell $ 100 laptops for poor children in the world. Although, last October, The project began by selling 200 dollars through a grant program that funded its launch.

But, the governing board of the OLPC“asked Intel to cease its support for non-OLPC platforms including the“Classmate PC” and other systems”comentó Chuck Mulloy, Intel spokesman who said“They wanted only we focused our efforts on the OLPC project “.He also said that this decision was taken after six months of discussions.

Last year Intel introduced the “Classmate PC“, a notebook for developing economies in ways. Probably, this year, other projects in this line see the light, because according to Intel, the most important priority is to meet the needs and possible solutions there are always lots to do.

What is desirable is that all these battles for the leadership of an excellent idea, serve to ensure compliance with the aim of meeting an urgent need to bring knowledge to those people who for economic reasons, unable to do so with full guarantees. Time will tell, and I hope to say in favor of the poorest.

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