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Interesting to see Google on that list  with the rumors of a Google OS and
centralized (ajax - online) basic apps. It will be very interesting to see
what these laptops can do on varied fronts. Fantastic opportunities.


On 11/16/05 12:06 PM, "Steve Cavrak" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> On Nov 16, 2005, at 12:02 PM, Ed Crelin wrote:
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>> Hey, you left out M$,
> 
> I didn't leave them out, they left themselves out ...
> 
> The $100 laptop is being developed by One Laptop per Child (OLPC), an
> independent, non-profit association based on the "constructionist" theories of
> learning pioneered by Seymour Papert and later Alan Kay. It is totally
> separate from MIT, with its own board, executives, location, and staff. Its
> founding members are AMD, Brightstar, Google, News Corporation, and Red Hat,
> all of whom have funded both OLPC and the MIT Media Lab.
> 
> (Hmm. Robert Murdoch is IN, Bill Gates is OUT. Not sure what that means :) )
> 
>