Negroponte offere OLPC tech to India’s $35 tablet program
There was a rather interesting story on the GoodGearGuide blog Saturday:
The nonprofit organization One Laptop Per Child wants to join forces to help develop the Indian government’s planned US$35 tablet.
In a congratulatory note to the government, OLPC Chairman Nicholas Negroponte said the world needs the $35 tablet, and he offered the country full access to OLPC hardware and software technology.
I snickered a little at Negroponte, a man who never accomplished any of his pricing goals, offering the Indian program assistance with something he has failed to do. Heck, the only way he accomplished the $100 tablet was by co-opting a Marvel design.
Admittedly, we don’t know that the Indian tablet will succeed, but I think it has a better chance than OLPC.