Monday, November 12, 2007

One Laptop Per Child: G1G1 (Give One Get One) Ordered

One Laptop Per Child

Donated to One Laptop Per Child at Laptop Giving so I will be getting an XO Laptop which I think should stand up nicely to having friends with kids over. Although I will surely have to take it to the office or out on the town. I wonder how functional I could be using it for work.


The mission of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) movement is to ensure that all school-aged children in the developing world are able to engage effectively with their own personal laptop, networked to the world, so that they, their families and their communities can openly learn and learn about learning.

The OLPC Association focuses on designing, manufacturing, and distributing laptops to children in lesser developed countries, initially concentrating on those governments that have made commitments for the funding and program support required to ensure that all of their children own and can effectively use a laptop.

Initial focus is on the launch of the One Laptop per Child program. In the future, the OLPC Foundation will focus on the grassroots, #8220bottom-up#8221 aspects of the OLPC mission.

Give One Get One: 15 days left to Order/Donate one yourself.


If you live in the USA or Canada, and during a brief period of time, you will be able to pay USD 399 for two XO laptops. The first laptop is yours to keep (the get 1 part) and the second one is donated to the program to be distributed in one of OLPC's partner countries (the give 1 part).

The G1G1 program also includes 1 year of T-Mobile Hot Spot access. If you don't give away the 1 you get you can set up shop at any T-Mobile HotSpot with your distinctive laptop and be a living advertisement for the OLPC project.

More information at the OLPC Wiki

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