I received an email from my dad this afternoon saying somewhat incredulously, "Nicholas is really making this thing happen." For those of you who don’t know, "this thing" is the Hundred Dollar Laptop and Nicholas is long-time TED friend and speaker, Nicholas Negroponte. The evidence that Nicholas is making the Hundred Dollar Laptop happen can be found in this photoset of the first working prototype of the Hundred Dollar Laptop that was just unveiled on May 23rd. Check out the photos. It is looking really slick.
Thirty years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh 128k at an Apple shareholders’ meeting. Excitement was high after the airing of the now-classic commercial “1984” during the Super Bowl two days before, and the demo — complete with the “Chariots of Fire” theme song — lived up to the hype. The unveiling was the […]
Today, Negroponte is back to open TED, to reflect on predictions he’s made in the past and to spin some new ones for the future. His point is that when someone tells you that you are “dead wrong,” that you just might be onto something. Negroponte takes us on a lightening-paced tour of his career, […]