"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."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Nicholas Negroponte on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Nicholas Negroponte on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Nicholas Negroponte on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Nicholas Negroponte on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Nicholas Negroponte on Bill Gates
"Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living."
"Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water."
"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."
"My goal is not selling laptops. OLPC is not in the laptop business. It's in the education business."
"Everybody agrees that whatever the solutions are to the big problems, they... can never be without some element of education."