There have been several articles in the press that have covered the problems with the launch of the $100 laptop. Politicians, budgets, Microsoft, Intel and the revised price have all been suggested as the reason for the poor reception of the Prof. Negroponte project. The BBC reports:

A lack of “big thinking” by politicians has stifled a scheme to distribute laptops to children in the developing world, a spokesman has said. Walter Bender of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) said politicians were unwilling to commit because “change equals risk”. But, he said, there needed to be a “dramatic change” because education in many countries was “failing” children.

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