One laptop per child grows up

Five years ago I started posting about the non-profit “One Laptop Per Child” (OLPC) project initiated by Professor Nicholas Negroponte of MIT. It was an effort to provide low-cost PCs for children around the world. As I wrote back then Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the project. Bill Gates injected himself personally into trying to prevent a low-cost PC from appearing. In spite of this heavy-handed and shameful corporate opposition to a project for the good of poor children, OLPC managed to survive. Here is an infographic showing its history:

One laptop per child infographic

Source: MakeUseOf

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