Sunday, August 10, 2008

Microsoft, Intel and the OLPC

According to the free dictionary a predator is:

1. An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
2. One that victimizes, plunders, or destroys, especially for one's own gain.

Corporations are predators, they find a victim, let it play around, get comfortable and when the victim thinks 'everything is ok' and takes a little more space than the predator allows then the predator strikes and destroys the victim, the difference is that the 'animal predator' does in most cases it to feed, the 'corpredator' does for fear that the victim grows strong enough to become a threat.
Enter the OLPC. Mr Nicholas Negroponte had a vision: to build a $100 laptop and give away millions to educate the world’s poorest children. Enter the fat-cat multinational 'corpredators' microsoft and intel: the OLPC is becoming a threat: it's cheap, it's using AMD chips instead of intel and it's running
Sugar, a free operating system devised by geeks for the love of it instead of windows, so they got scared and tried to kill it, read the complete story here