The nonprofit OLPC initiative has faced an uphill battle in getting simple but durable and low-cost laptops to schoolchildren in developing nations. Following a number of setbacks in the three years since it was formed, from production delays to complications in getting new deals and job cuts, OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte has announced a shift in strategy to help bring the foundation closer to its noble goals: Negroponte believes that, within three years, companies will be pushing out some 5 to 6 million machines every month as compared with about a half-million OLPC machines now in use. Of course, this all depends on companies actually taking up on the offer.