Taxes will eventually become a voluntary process, with the possible exception of real estate-the one physical thing that does not move easily and has computable value ... wait until that's all there is left to tax, when the rest of the things we buy and sell come from everywhere, anywhere, and nowhere.

-Nicholas Negroponte
Nicholas Negroponte

MIT is governed by a second, even higher rule: the inalienable right of academic freedom.

Nicholas Negroponte
I think life's turning into an omelet and people will just have to live with that.
Nicholas Negroponte

A colleague of mine said it made him think twice about kissing his wife goodbye in the morning,

Nicholas Negroponte
Red Hat's experience and core strategy of open collaboration made them a natural fit with this project. Open source and Linux will both reach and engage people in the rest of the world.
Nicholas Negroponte

If you get those kind of results, I'm going to build the machines. There's enough passion and enough kids that are able to do things they were not able to do before that justifies it.

Nicholas Negroponte
The laptop brings back a more seamless kind of learning.
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
I do tell governments we're selling you a Trojan horse,
Nicholas Negroponte

Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living. Whatever big problem you can imagine, from world peace to the environment to hunger to poverty, the solution always includes education, ... We need to depend more on peer-to-peer and self-driven learning. The laptop is one important means of doing that.

Nicholas Negroponte
Incrementalism is innovation's worst enemy.