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2008-09-12 15:00:12

By Timothy C Barmann Nicholas Negroponte, a former colleague of John Maeda at MIT, is among the founders of the One Laptop Per Child project. Nicholas Negroponte, the main speaker at John Maeda's inauguration, is a prominent figure in the computer science world, a mentor to the new Rhode Island School of Design president, and the man behind an ambitious plan to deliver inexpensive, but fully functional laptop computers to poor children around the world. The two men have been...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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