The One Laptop Per Child initiative seems to have found that imitation isn't simply a form of flattery, it's grounds for a new business model, CNET reports. Speaking at the TED 2009 conference, OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte said the future of the initiative--which set out to put simple, durable, low-cost laptops in the hands of schoolchildren in developing nations--is to become, in essence, more commonplace, to "build something that everyone copies." That copying has already begun, Negroponte said, pointing to the surging popularity in recent months of netbooks: laptops built by a range of commercial PC makers with a focus...

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