A timely snapshot from The Economist, with the sub-heading "Will charity or profit end the digital divide?" Closing paragraph:
Judging by Intel’s enthusiasm for selling the Classmate, there may be a decent for-profit market to be created. Mr Negroponte certainly deserves credit for highlighting the need to get laptops to children in the developing world, and for pointing out a business opportunity, even if inadvertently. But that does not mean his is necessarily the best organisation to deliver the goods.