Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on December 09, 2006 11:15 AM
You only have to look at the vested interests of the naysayers to understand why there's so much FUD being lobbed in the OLPC's direction. This includes Billie "I own the fucking universe" Gates and Craig "it only works if it's Intel inside" Barrett, along with the usual crowd of "we need to make a gazillion dollars profit on this or it's not viable". The bottom line is that greedy bastard U.S. corporations were shut out of the equation and they'll go to any lengths to denigrate the project - including spoon-feeding FUD to the completely technology-illiterate media pundits who eagerly regurgitate said tripe.