I must have received the Nigerian scam email a million times (or variations thereof) that’s why I had a quiet chueckle this morning when I read that the tabled have turned (sort of).

It seems the Nicholas Negroponte of OLPC fame is being sued by company from….. yes Nigeria, for allegedly ripping off a patented keyboard design for use in the XO laptop.

Nicholas – I’ll let you into a deal, if you just email me your bank account number and password, I have the patent docs for the keyboard and I can magically make your problems disappear…..

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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