Et tu, Intel? Then fall, OLPC.
January 12, 2008 9:43 AM Subscribe
posted by sdodd (29 comments total)
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Wondering why OLPCNews.com disparages
the OLPC project
so much? Curious as to the site's apparent emphasis on bad news
about the project? It could just be a coincidence. Or it could be because OLPCNews.com's chief contributor Wayan Vota
works on a project
that's partnered with Intel
, a former OLPC partner
turned competitor. Does Intel's back-stabbing extend beyond pre-sales
and into public relations?
The efficacy of GiveWell-style astro-turfing
depends on not getting caught. But it's not clear the damage from a stealth smear campaign can be undone even after the perpetrator is exposed. Just what is
the opposite of "astro-turfing," anyway? And why is a simple tech philanthropy project beset by so much drama? As OLPC insider Christopher Blizzard said
before Christmas, this probably isn't a conspiracy, but it certainly smells funny. Yes, this is my first post in the Blue, but I'd appreciate any and all criticism of this effort.