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One Laptop Per Child Offer

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Between November 12th and November 26th, the One Laptop Per Child is running a Buy One Get One program in the US and Canada. Buy one laptop at $399 (+$24.95 shipping) and not only will you get one of these slick little meanie greenies but you’ll also be sending one to a child in a developing nation. Of the $399, $200 will be tax-deductible so it’s really less than $399. To make the whole deal even sweeter, T-Mobile will give all U.S. donors a year’s complimentary access to their HotSpots (worth about $350/yr according to T-Mobile). [full terms & conditions of B1G1 program]

Let me back it up a little bit for those unfamiliar with the OLPC and the XO Laptop. Back in 2002, MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte went on a mission to produce the $100 laptop. The purpose was to provide cheap technology to the children of developing nations in an effort to raise them up. The XO laptop was created out of that vision and while not quite $100, it’s very close ($200!). For more about the OLPC, you can visit laptop.org.

The specs on this little laptop are pretty good for a $200 unit and I signed up to get one (and give one), if only to say I was involved in something that I think is very noble. While it’s not towards curing cancer or granting a wish, it’s certainly going to change people’s lives and I hope this thing explodes. Will you help?

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3 Responses to “One Laptop Per Child Offer”

  1. Dedicated says:

    Awesome cause! Thanks for sharing. If I had more then $35 bucks :-) I would buy too.

  2. Minimum Wage says:

    What would children in developing nations do with a laptop?

  3. debra says:

    Why do some companies assume childeren in third world Countries are more deserving than the impoverished children right here in the good ol USA of not doing enough for their own.As the saying goes’ Charity starts at home’. Or, at least give the buyer a choice of where or whom recieves the free laptop.After all, if your paying for one laptop shouldnt that person have the right to decide for him/her self where the free laptop should go.


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