Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the XO $100 laptop

Read this article from the Times of London before you spend one more dollar on Microsoft products or endorse Intel's Teach for the Future program!

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  • Because of the network effect, even using unauthorized, zero-cost copies of Microsoft software supports the company. Also, using software that only runs on their platform is a way of supporting them as well.

    By Anonymous Peter, At August 11, 2008 5:07 AM  

  • Did you read this article back in May:

    Microsoft Joins Effort for Laptops for Children?

    I think Negroponte is doing a good job given the obstacles he has to overcome. BTW - what has Apple done lately to promote laptops for children? It certainly isn't in the (Macbook) air as far as I can tell.

    By Anonymous Ihor, At August 13, 2008 2:00 PM  

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