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

This selected group of organizations has shown their commitment and leadership in closing the digital divide in emerging countries, focusing on providing access to life-altering technology and information to children across the globe.

Nicholas Negroponte
While a significant part of learning certain comes from teaching - but good teaching and by good teachers - a major measure comes from exploration, from reinventing the wheel and finding out for oneself.
Nicholas Negroponte

We have been asked directly about this, ... Remember that the military used wind-up radios for years.

Nicholas Negroponte
The idea is that it fulfils many roles. It is the whole theory that learning is seamless,
Nicholas Negroponte

So when we make this available, it is an education project, not a laptop project. The digital divide is a learning divide - digital is the means through which children learn leaning. This is, we believe, the way to do it.

Nicholas Negroponte
Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.
Nicholas Negroponte

To compare books to computers, I mean, computers are the way to get books. That is the medium for distributing text because it doesn't require paper.

Nicholas Negroponte
In emerging nations, the issue isn't connectivity,
Nicholas Negroponte

This is just the beginning, the beginning of understanding that cyberspace has no limits, no boundaries.

Nicholas Negroponte
You go to developing countries today and you'll find automobiles that you haven't seen since you're childhood and that's because they really are valuable, they're taken care of, they're repaired, and when something breaks, they just don't buy a new one, they actually fix it.