Top 10 Quotes by Nicholas Negroponte

Nicholas Negroponte

Kids will drive this, ... There's no 16-year-old that's not digital. ? When someone's kids go to college, parents sign up on America Online to send E-mail to their kids.

Nicholas Negroponte
A Wired reader told me once, Get a life, which I read from the back of a yacht in the Aegean, while eating fresh sea urchins and drinking terrific Montrachet.
Nicholas Negroponte

In emerging nations, the issue isn't connectivity,

Nicholas Negroponte
It's not computer literacy that we should be working on, but sort of human-literacy. Computers have to become human-literate.
Nicholas Negroponte

Any previous doubt that a very-low-cost laptop could be made for education in the developing world has just gone away.

Nicholas Negroponte
I'm not against paying at all. What I'm against is the complexity of paying. And you very often go to a website and you try to click on something and sometimes it will even say it's free, but you have to fill out this form.
Nicholas Negroponte

Remember that the military used wind-up radios for years.

Nicholas Negroponte
Nations have the wrong granularity. They’re too small to be global and too big to be local, and all they can think about is competing.
Nicholas Negroponte

It's hard to propose a $100 laptop for a world community of kids and then not say in the same breath that you're going to depend on the community to make software for it.

Nicholas Negroponte
Giving the kids a programming environment of any sort, whether it's a tool like Squeak or Scratch or Logo to write programs in a childish way - and I mean that in the most generous sense of the word, that is, playing with and building things - is one of the best ways to learn.