"When you have both Intel and Microsoft on your case, you know you're doing something right," Negroponte said, prompting applause from the audience of several hundred open-source software devotees.
Some of the criticism revolved around the limited functionality of the machines, but Negroponte stressed that the device is being created as a learning tool, not a techie tool. The real question is not the machines functionality or intended use, but “Will the laptop be a flop or be a major hit?”
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