OLPC Gets Right to Use Innovative Pixel Qi Multi-Mode Screen Technology

Earlier this month, I noted the very cool:

Pixel Qi DIY Kit Lets You Add Combo E-Paper & Color LCD to Your 10.1-inch Netbook

When Pixel Qi founder Mary Lou Jepson moved out of the OLPC project to found Pixel Qi, bridges were obviously not burned because this was announced this week:

Breaking News: OLPC & Pixel Qi to Share XO Laptop Screen Patents AND All Current & Future Display IP (OLPC News)

While I have my doubts about the viability of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program, I certainly wish them well with what should be an interesting new product based on the Pixel Qi display. If nothing else, let’s hope the next OLCP inspires a new round of innovation. I credit the OLPC as inspiring the current netbook category success.