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November 25, 2007
Nicholas Negroponte
One Laptop Per Child, Founder & Chairman
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Nicholas Negroponte
One Laptop Per Child
Founder & Chairman

CURRENT
·On leave from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was co-founder and director of the MIT Media Laboratory (conceived in 1980 & opened in 1985), and the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Technology.
·Serves on the board of directors for Motorola, Inc. and as general partner in a venture capital firm specializing in digital technologies for information and entertainment.

PREVIOUS:
·Member of the MIT faculty since 1966.
·Provided start-up funds for more than 40 companies, including Wired magazine, which he wrote a monthly column for 1993-98.

BOOK:
·Author of the 1995 best seller, Being Digital, which has been translated into more than 40 languages.

EDUCATION:
·Undergradute & Master’s degrees in Architecture from MIT

PERSONAL:
·Grew up in New York City
·Younger brother of current U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte

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Info: Nicholas Negroponte discusses his organization & its efforts to provide one connected laptop to every school-age child in developing countries. From November 12 - December 31, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is promoting its Give One Get One program in the U.S. and Canada, which allows individuals to buy one of OLPC's XO laptops for children in developing nations while also receiving one for a child in their life.

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OLPC Giving: Give One Get One





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