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11.26.07 08:22 PM

Video: One Laptop Per Child - Success or Failure?

From The Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Negroponte's ambitious plan has been derailed, in part, by the power of his idea. For-profit companies threatened by the projected $100 price tag set off at a sprint to develop their own dirt-cheap machines, plunging Mr. Negroponte into unexpected competition against well-known brands such as Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system. [WSJ]

Either way you look at it, good old innovation and competition may just get laptops into the hands of the nation's poorer schoolchildren. In that sense, it seems like the idea was a success.

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