From the Wall Street Journal: In 2005, Nicholas Negroponte unveiled an idea for bridging the technology divide between rich nations and the developing world: design a $100 laptop and, within four years, get it into the hands of up to 150 million of the world’s poorest schoolchildren. World leaders and corporate benefactors jumped in to support One Laptop Per Child, and Mr. Negroponte, a professor on leave from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, hopscotched the world collecting pledges from developing nations to buy the laptops in bulk. But nearly three years later, only about 2,000 students in pilot programs have received computers from the project.

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