Nicholas Negroponte is well known as the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, and founder of the One Laptop Per Child Association. A graduate of MIT, Negroponte was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design, and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1966. Conceived in 1980, the Media Lab opened its doors in 1985. He is also author of the 1995 best seller, Being Digital, which has been translated into more than 40 languages. In the private sector, Negroponte serves on the board of directors for Motorola, Inc. and as general partner in a venture capital firm specializing in digital technologies for information and entertainment. He has provided start-up funds for more than 40 companies, including Wired magazine. His latest effort, the One Laptop per Child project, may prove his most ambitious: manufacturing the XO, a wireless Internet-enabled computer for the poorest children in the world.