- Name: Nicholas Negroponte
- Born: 12/01/1943 (77 years old)
- Occupation: Academic and computer scientist
Nicholas Negroponte (born December 1, 1943) is a Greek American architect. He is the founder and chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, and also founded the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC). Negroponte is the author of the 1995 bestseller Being Digital translated into more than forty languages.
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Nicholas Negroponte quotes :
Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.Nicholas Negroponte
We've been working now with computers and education for 30 years, computers in developing countries for 20 years, and trying to make low-cost machines for 10 years. This is not a sudden turn down the road.Nicholas Negroponte
If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet, the solution to that problem certainly includes education. In education, the roadblock is the laptop.Nicholas Negroponte
My goal is not selling laptops. OLPC is not in the laptop business. It's in the education business.Nicholas Negroponte
Everybody agrees that whatever the solutions are to the big problems, they... can never be without some element of education.Nicholas Negroponte