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Developer of $100 laptop slams Gates's gibe on plan

Negroponte says it's because machines don't use Windows

Nicholas Negroponte (left) of MIT revealed details yesterday about his $100 laptop (right), which will be produced by his nonprofit, One Laptop Per Child.
Nicholas Negroponte (left) of MIT revealed details yesterday about his $100 laptop (right), which will be produced by his nonprofit, One Laptop Per Child. (Globe Staff Photos/ George Rizer) Globe Staff Photos/ George Rizer
By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / April 5, 2006

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Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, thinks Bill Gates is ''the most important philanthropist in the history of mankind." But Negroponte has a major philanthropic idea of his own -- a $100 laptop computer for every poor child on earth -- and he says that the Microsoft chairman's recent criticism of the laptop ... (Full article: 689 words)

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