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Cheaper cheap laptop promised

Negroponte remains determined to realize vision

Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop Per Child, promises to cut the price of the XO by $24 and has hopes for an even lower price. Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop Per Child, promises to cut the price of the XO by $24 and has hopes for an even lower price. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)
By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / February 11, 2009

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The One Laptop Per Child Foundation of Cambridge was established to bring the world's children a $100 laptop, and according to founder Nicholas Negroponte, the organization is still determined to reach that goal. But last year, it quietly raised the price of its proprietary XO laptop from $188 to $204, more than twice what the foundation originally hoped to charge. ... (Full article: 1098 words)

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