Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Intel CEO accuses OLPC founder of lying

See INQ report.

5 Comments:

Blogger Giant said...

This OLPC guy literally said he wants a monopoly on cheap laptops for kids.

He wanted Intel to stop working on Classmate, and with companies like ASUS with the EeePc. How truly pathetic.

Sharikou, Intel has reported revenue of $10.7bn and profit of 2.3bn, how does this effect your BK prediction?

8:38 PM, January 15, 2008  
Blogger Scott said...

BK prediction?

Haha.

Intel is ALREADY BK.

Evil pumpers!

11:00 AM, January 16, 2008  
Blogger Jeach! said...

Interesting indeed since you can see, from Otellini' own admittance, how Intel actually works.

Fortunately, in this particular case, Intel has failed!! Thank you Nicolas for your integrity!!!

Details (the truth revealed):

Last summer, I contacted Nicholas and asked him a question. It was 'is your goal to get every kid a laptop, or to get every kid an OLPC laptop?' He laughed and said 'the former, of course.' With that answer, I said we would like to work together.

Otellini wanted to make sure that Nicholas had no aspirations to marketing and branding. With this lack of aspiration on Nicolas part, it was Otellini' and Intel's opportunity to move in and make this a 'Centrino OLPC Laptop'.

Fortunately Nicholas main goal during development was cost and stayed true to his cause... to Intel's demise.

"Intel signed a contract with OLPC. We provided the organization with $6M of funding in 2007, and were their largest single source of funding.

As Intel usually does, they attempted bribery! By paying $6 million, to the OLPC project furthuring Nicolas dream of providing a laptop per child.

Fortunately, Nicolas' integrity was worth more than $6 million and promises.

"I want you to know that our reputation and our integrity mean more to me than any profit motive."

This kind of contradicts the following statement...

Nor would I bow to his pressure to grant OLPC a 'monopoly' on kids.

Overall, once Intel realized that Nicolas would not be bought by rebranding and using Intel exclusively, they decided to bail out and market their own laptop. In the end they don't care about poor kids, they just care about Intel's bottom line.

Side note:

The other day my boss brought his XO laptop to work. I played with it for a while... quite nice! But to my surprise, I could not find an AMD logo or trademark anywhere on it. That's too bad because I'm sure that the Classmate will have Intel written all over it.

7:50 AM, January 17, 2008  
Blogger Jeach! said...

I completely forgot to add 'CORRUPTION, SPYING and SABOTAGE' in my earlier post.

By being on the OLPC board, Intel and Otellini had a first row seat to spy, corrupt and sabotage all OLPC efforts.

Take a look at this article about Intel’s attempt to poach Peruvian OLPC sales and also to mislead the Mongolian government
.

“It’s a little bit like McDonald’s competing with the World Food Program” -- Nicholas Negroponte, OLPC

8:05 AM, January 17, 2008  
Blogger Jeach! said...

I guess the link would be useful:

Slash Gear Sorry 'bout that!

Here is another article!

My question is who is developing the Classmate laptop for Intel? Is it Intel themselves? If so wouldn't PC/laptop manufacturers be nervous about this? When the parts producers turn product manufacturers, it isn't a good day!!

8:22 AM, January 17, 2008  

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