Steve Jobs helped Nicholas Negroponte in the project “One Laptop Per Child” (OLPC)

Steve Jobs helped Nicholas Negroponte in the project “One Laptop Per Child” (OLPC)

The project, when it was presented, was very beautiful, but it didn't even reach the chul of what its creator intended. Interestingly, times after much talk about the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), Nicholas Negroponte revealed yesterday, in a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania, that Steve Jobs contacted him the day OLPC was presented to the world.

Nicholas Negroponte, OLPC and Steve Jobs

"I received an email from Steve Jobs saying that I would not be able to build it (the laptop) for a hundred dollars, and my response was 'yes, I can'," said Nicholas. "He was a very good critic, and every time we reached an impasse, I talked to him."

At the time, Nicholas also said that he was very disappointed with Microsoft for the performance of Windows 7 and for having done everything to stop OLPC. Jobs, on the other hand, knew it was not going to work, but at least he tried to help.

Curiously and coincidentally (or not), in May this year Apple hired the main head of security at OLPC.

(via TheDigitalLifestyle.tv | image: Gizmodo)