World (Inter)View with Nicholas Negroponte: "Computing is no longer about computers. It's about life."
With that opening slide, Nicholas Negroponte, creator of the MIT Media Lab and One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC), began an authoritative and compelling review of OLPC in tandem with his philosophy for bringing technology to the world.
Matt Costello has scripted dozens of best-selling games, including the critically acclaimed "The 7th Guest," "Doom 3," "Just Cause," and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." His novel Beneath Still Waters was filmed and released by Lions Gate. His latest suspense novel, "Nowhere," was published in 2007. He also wrote Island of the Skull (Pocket Books), an original prequel to Peter Jackson's film, "King Kong."
Costello has written for television for PBS, The Disney Channel, The Sci-Fi Channel, and the BBC among others. Costello's children's books include the series The Kids of Einstein Elementary (Scholastic) and Magic Everywhere (Random House), as well as books on puzzles and games.
Nicholas Negroponte is an American architect best known as the founder and
Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, and also known as the founder of the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC).
Great minds who truly have the ability to change the world through philanthropy is so admirable, it just lights up that spark of goodwill in all of us, that touch our hearts and make us rethink our goals for the goodness of mankind. How can we make a difference, not for ourselves but for the service of others? The projects of Negroponte and Gates are truly inspiring.