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Re: $125 Laptop To Be Launched This Month 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:


On Nov 16, 2005, at 12:02 PM, Ed Crelin wrote:

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 :) )