The Verge: OLPC’s $100 Laptop Was Going To Change The World — Then It All Went Wrong

The Verge: OLPC’s $100 Laptop Was Going To Change The World — Then It All Went Wrong. “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.” Remember these? This is a deep dive into what happened.

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