To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Date: November 24, 2007
Steve & James --
Your piece on OLPC certainly covers all the bases.
But it reads like a hatchet-job against Negroponte -- like you have something personally agianst his pluck, or against not-for-profits. Undeserved in my view, given how much real new technology was created in the project which would not otherwise exist (networking hardware, dual-mode screen, low power-consumption throughout, user-interface design, more).
Your conclusion that OLPC will survive a long time contradicts your lead "...gets stomped"
A truer lead: "Big Chip Muscles its Way Back In"
Clearly Nicholas Negroponte has given Intel what it wanted: the road to serving the world's next billion machines. Please cover that for us.