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Colbert Questions Negroponte's 'One Laptop Per Child' Campaign (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 26th 2010 7:30AM
Nicholas Negroponte Shows XO Laptop on 'Colbert Report'When Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the One Laptop per Child Association, appeared on 'The Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on COM), he gave the host a gander at the non-profit's global XO Laptop.

"This is a way to learn without building all the schools and the teachers, immediately," explained Negroponte. "When you have so little, this is the way to go."

Stephen Colbert replied: "I'm going to sound like a monster for saying this, but if kids in third-world countries are getting these computers -- and they are learning and improving themselves -- who's gonna make our cheap clothing and dig our blood diamonds?" Negroponte replied, "The answer's easy." Watch the clip for his one-word remedy.

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Masi Oka is now a global ambassador

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 6th 2007 12:24PM
Masi Oka in HeroesMasi Oka is now playing a different kind of hero. According to ComicMix, he's been appointed as a global ambassador for the One Laptop Per Child program which is trying to develop a $100 laptop for children in developing countries. The initiative is headed up by MIT Media Lab's Nicholas Negroponte

This is not surprising. Masi Oka is a math genius who appeared on the cover of Time at the age of 12 and went on to receive a dual degree in Computer Science and Math from Brown University and then program special effects for George Lucas' ILM before taking his talents to acting.

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