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And Negroponte does claim credit for the Eee PC's success. In fact, he says it's why he introduced the next version of the XO laptop—a radical two-touchscreen device aimed at a $75 pricetag—so early. -- "When we announce something now that will be in play two years from now, it's partly to give the manufacturers something to start copying now," he says, elaborating, "If you go back two years and you look at the press, [the XO] was dismissed, it was not possible. Then came the Classmate, then Asus. If I underestimated anything, it was how fast people would [copy] it, even if they didn't get down to the same price or didn't have the same features. It was a movement—a hardware trend—that happened because of OLPC."
- OLPC Origin: Bittersweet Success and Future of the XO Laptop

Singularity Summit 2008 lokakuussa Kaliforniassa. Mukana mm. Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, Marvin Minsky, Vernor Vinge, Marshall Brain.

Drugs and the Digital Olympics, Cyber Drugs - Digitaalisen urheilun maailmassa seurataan pelin sisäisiä huijauksia, ei pelaajan pään sisäisiä aineita.
Don’t go into games with the intention of becoming a professional. That’s not the point of playing the game. The idea is to have fun, always.
Six drugs will change how we live - Cancer Vaccine, Male Birth Control Pill, Anti-Addiction Pill, Exercise Pill, Anti-Aging Pill, Smart Pill.

Cure for deafness now within reach
"There is no present plan for tests in humans. The next step is to restore hearing in a deaf mouse. Only after this can we start experiments that will teach us if the approach might work in humans. So there is an enormous amount of work to do. The exciting news for those of us with hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is that we now have hope of having our hearing restored someday." -- Would he offer himself for the first experiments on patients? "I have never considered self-experimentation to treat my hearing loss. I hope to contribute to an effort that helps define suitable therapies, which may one day be offered in the clinic. That's the right way to go about this."
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Mythbusters draw a MONA LISA in 80 milliseconds

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