Nicholas Negroponte is the founder of the The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project, which is one of the most ambitious educational reform initiatives the world has ever seen; with the mission "to create educational opportunities for the world's poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning. He is also well-known as the founder of the MediaLab at MIT, the Wired columns and after his bestseller Being Digital.