Intel and MIT bury hatchet over $100 Laptops

Back on May 21st, I reported on the feud between Intel and MIT's One Laptop Per Child program. It was a nasty affair, with all sorts of name-calling and angry dismissals. Happily, the Associated Press is now reporting Intel and MIT have not only settled their differences, they've actually decided to partner up. Intel will join the OLPC board and contribute funding to the project.

As I mentioned in my last post on this topic, technology is only one tool in closing the 'digital divide' and encouraging development in Africa, Asia and other emerging regions. But at least now, people from these areas can access an innovative, low-cost computer without a lot of corporate cat-fighting getting in the way.