Intel floats own digital divide plans

The New York Times reports that the Intel Corporation plans to announce a design for an educational laptop computer that costs less than $400. In addition, Intel is also announcing a five-year, $1 billion program aimed at training teachers and extending wireless internet access worldwide. Intended to extend Intel’s reach into new markets, the move could also affect the American market for computers in education. Intel plans to announce the program Tuesday at the World Congress on Information Technology, a conference in Austin, Tex. Intel’s chief executive plans Paul S. Otellini plans to elaborate on the plan in a speech Wednesday… (Note: This site requires free registration.)

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