ZDNet.com reports that Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab has stepped down in his role of chairman of the lab in order to pursue his $100 laptop initiative. The non-profit initiative, named "One Laptop per Child" is looking to develop low-cost laptops for the world's poor and has gained the endorsement of the United Nations. In addition, Lab director Walter Bender has also taken a two-year leave of absence to serve as president for software and content development for the project. Entrepreneur Frank Moss has been named the lab's new director. These changes...

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