Best Byte for Your Buck

Keeping the world connected, one laptop at a time.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2006

In 2005, in line with his belief that “being digital is an egalitarian phenomenon,” entrepreneur and MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte cofounded One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit dedicated to designing computers that governments can purchase for underprivileged schoolchildren in developing countries — for just $100 each. The machine will work as well as consumer models, without storing as much data.

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