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Singapore: Changing the world, one laptop at a time

Irene Tham of the Straits Times, Singapore writes:
MOST would agree it takes more than a laptop to make a difference in a child's life. But the man behind non-profit organization One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) - whose tagline is 'Give a laptop, change the world' - is not swayed by naysayers. 'When people tell you that something is impossible, they usually have a vested interest in it not coming true,' said Professor Nicholas Negroponte, founder of OLPC. The organization aims to provide every disadvantaged child in Third World nations with a laptop. Its goal - and one which Prof Negroponte emphasized repeatedly - 'is not a laptop project but an education project'. Read the rest of this entry