Fuck Negroponte, man. My roomie has an OLPC XO. I played with it a bit, recently. It’s a beautiful device. The applications are ingenious, simple, and extremely powerful. They’re the kind of thing that anyone could enjoy using. The few apps I played with seemed designed for growth – you can start off merely fooling around, but if you want to go further, the sky’s the limit. What’s more important is that the XO was FREE. Of course, it cost $150, but it was free in the important sense of that word – free like air and water, free like sunshine and mother’s milk. Now, it’s another brick in the wall. Well, can’t have those emerging markets polluted with non-Microsoft products, I suppose.