18 Total Quotes

Nicholas Negroponte Quotes

Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
Nicholas Negroponte
#American Businessman

I think $1 trillion a year by 2000 is modest,
Nicholas Negroponte
#Modest

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
#Environment

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
#Comfort

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
#Kids

I do tell governments we're selling you a Trojan horse,
Nicholas Negroponte
#Government

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

Kids will drive this, ... There's no 16-year-old that's not digital. ? When someone's kids go to college, parents sign up on America Online to send E-mail to their kids.
Nicholas Negroponte
#College

If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet, the solution to that problem certainly includes education. In education, the roadblock is the laptop.
Nicholas Negroponte
#American Businessman

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

the most important thing I've ever done in my life.
Nicholas Negroponte
#Life

This is just the beginning, the beginning of understanding that cyberspace has no limits, no boundaries.
Nicholas Negroponte
#American Businessman

By the year 2000, most Americans will be online one way or another.
Nicholas Negroponte
#American Businessman

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
#American Businessman

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
#Education

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

Maine has shown the huge value of using a laptop across all of one's studies. Maine's program demonstrates how laptops can serve as a window into the world and a tool with which to think.
Nicholas Negroponte
#Value

The computer provides the only way to give students a real foundation in 21st-century skills,
Nicholas Negroponte
#Students