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News Intel leaves OLPC board

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 5 Jan 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    hmmm, one the one hand they can make money, on the other they dont.
    I wonder why they chose to leave...
     
  3. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    From the looks of the Wikipedia article, they didn't really have much of an involvement given the majority of the hardware being supplied by AMD (and Marvell-provided WLAN) so I'm not too worried about them dropping out. The main issue will have been the funding they provided to the project, if it was anything other than just the 'Intel' as an official supporter (I'm sure it carries a fair weight globally.)

    I'd imagine the real reason was that they didn't want to give any support to a project fundamentally-based upon AMD hardware. Shame really, considering the project's goals. :(
     
  4. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7171201.stm
     
  5. cebla

    cebla New Member

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    To be honest I am not sure that the OLPC project is really all that worthwhile anyway. I am not quite sure how giving loads of kids laptops is going to miraculously increase their education or help bring their countries out of the "third world". Perhaps we would be best of addressing some of the other issues that they face such as food, clean water and shelter before giving them all laptops.
     
  6. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    I don't think this is designed as a replacement for all of those things. This is more of a next step to development.

    It's no secret that general use of a computer will increase ones aptitude in a century of advancing technology.
     
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