This is just a fascinating read:
These are some pretty raw notes from Negroponte’s presentation at NetEvents, Hong Kong, as it happens. He’s showing off the first “production laptop” - although it’s not the finished electronics. An ASIC - to run the camera, the flash memory and other functions - isn’t fitted, and it’s not possible to try the machine. Pictures to follow.
Here is an interview with Nicholas Negroponte in which he is pretty caustic about the UK’s attitude to OLPC.