[iDC] One Laptop Per Child - Intel Pulls Out.

Jeffrey Fisher jeff.jfisher at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 22:18:27 UTC 2008


Thanks for not calling me out on AMD. But, at the risk of trying to dig
myself out of a hole, it's really the same question when AMD gets bought . .
. or even before then. What is so irritating to me (even leaving aside
questions about cultural imperialism or a greater need for, say, fresh
water) is the way the project seems dependent on corporate charity (and this
would be even more true if/when Pixel Qi starts sending them stuff at cost).
Beyond that, per your point, I'm trying to figure out how, in the long run,
if the trend will be, as we might reasonably expect, toward cheaper and
cheaper machines all the way around, what then is the role of an
organization like OLPC?

Shutting up, now, perhaps two messages too late.


On Jan 8, 2008 3:05 PM, Patrick Lichty <voyd at voyd.com> wrote:

> Without seeming too short, I think a point that various pundits have said
> regarding the OLPC is that it has made the possibility of the creation of a
> cheap commodity computer possible. I actually find this exciting as an
> artist who uses computation, as I think it might open a lot of opportunities
> on institutional scales. For the past few months, I have had a manifesto on
> durable computing on the back burner - probably as good a time as any to
> finish and post it.
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