Friday, January 04, 2008

Intel Leaves Group Backing Education PCs - New York Times

Sometimes all-or-nothing bets, as the OLPC group apparently played in this context, don't work out...

“We’ve reached a philosophical impasse,” said Chuck Mulloy, the Intel spokesman. “Negroponte had asked us to exclusively support O.L.P.C.-based platforms.”

For emerging markets, Intel has been backing its own, more expensive Classmate PC, which sells for about $300. Mr. Mulloy said Intel was unwilling to walk away from support agreements that the company had made for that machine and other systems.

Intel also said it was able to develop a prototype of an XO computer with an Intel chip.

Intel Leaves Group Backing Education PCs - New York Times

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