OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it all went wrong #makerbusiness

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OLPC’s $100 laptop was going to change the world — then it all went wrong – The Verge.

It was supposed to be the laptop that saved the world.

In late 2005, tech visionary and MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte pulled the cloth cover off a small green computer with a bright yellow crank. The device was the first working prototype for Negroponte’s new nonprofit One Laptop Per Child, dubbed “the green machine” or simply “the $100 laptop.” And it was like nothing that Negroponte’s audience — at either his panel at a UN-sponsored tech summit in Tunis, or around the globe — had ever seen.

Massive read … (photo from a looong time ago).

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