The ambitious project started by Nicolas Negroponte, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), is reorganizing, according to Businessweek. Negroponte says “the organization has been operating “almost like a terrorist group, doing almost impossible things” for three years. Now, he says, it needs to be managed “more like Microsoft.”
Negroponte, who is founder and director of MIT’s Media Lab, started the project in 2005. Now, he is looking for a Kofi Annan-look-alike to lead the project and who would “view the world as a mission, not a market”.
Update: Here is an article I’ve written about OLPC (Norwegian).