Intel's attitude is appalling. Here's an attempt by Negroponte and the Media Lab to do something for impoverished kids in the Third World and Intel has to introduce crass commercialism into the mix.
Agreed. It is well-known OLPC first tapped Intel to manufacture for them, but Intel scoffed at the idea. Not enough margin for them? Then they started their own Classmate PC program, which is really designed to encourage buying more chips from Intel.