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

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
Studies have shown that kids take up computers much more easily in the comfort of warm, well-lit rich country living rooms, but also in the slums and remote areas all around the developing world.
Nicholas Negroponte

The ability to make big leaps of thought is a common denominator among the originators of breakthrough ideas.

Nicholas Negroponte
Kids drop out of school mostly because school is boring and not particularly relevant.
Nicholas Negroponte

We have to make machines understand what they're doing, or they won't be able to come back and say, 'Why did you do that?

Nicholas Negroponte
A colleague of mine said it made him think twice about kissing his wife goodbye in the morning,
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
In emerging nations, the issue isn't connectivity,
Nicholas Negroponte

Key is the question of where do new ideas come from. Historically, four places: government labs, big corporations, startup companies, and research universities.

Nicholas Negroponte
Google has a very powerful and new advertising model that, for them, prints money.