UNDP has decided to back the One Laptop Per Child-project, initiated by Nicolas Negroponte, Routers and AP reports. The United Nations will work together with the non-profit foundation, to help sell the $100 computer to governments.

Also, Lo?c Le Meur posted a podcast with Nicholas Negroponte, from the Economic Forum in Davos.

Intel however, seems not impressed with the initiative, calling the cheap computer merely “a gadget”, since they seem to believe it lacks both capacity and software. Yeah, I bet you’re scared: If people could put such low-spec computer to good use – how can you make people buy faster and faster chips? Besides, it is a learning tool, and it may well be beside the point whether or not it can compete with products costing many, many times the price.