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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Little green men often make the front pages of supermarket tabloids. Little green laptops? Not so much. But this Sunday, the XO (which we’ve been talking about for months) will get its mainstream news debut on CBS’s highly regarded program, 60 Minutes. (A far cry from the National Enquirer.)
Faces familiar to our readers have helped make Nicholas Negroponte’s dream a reality. From the earliest concept (remember the hand crank?) to its current working build which has been deployed in several nations for beta testing, this laptop has come a long way. And it would not have been possible without the hard work of folks like Chris Blizzard, Dan Williams, David Woodhouse, Marcelo Tosatti, and John “J5″ Palmieri.
Just as our developers were inspired by Nicolas Negroponte and Walter Bender’s concepts, we hope the millions watching Sunday night’s newscast will see in the project the promise for a worldwide solution to poverty. In a word: education.