Wednesday Night #1339 Update: One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

Written by  //  November 13, 2007  //  Education, Science & Technology, Sustainable Development, Wednesday Nights  //  Comments Off on Wednesday Night #1339 Update: One Laptop per Child (OLPC)

Give One Get One

The OLPC project, which we have been following for some time, is dear to our hearts and has been discussed at several Wednesday Nights. While the dream of the hundred-dollar-laptop has yet to be realized, we are happy to publish the news of this program which came to us from Olivier de Munck at the CBD via Tim Christopherson.

Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. This is the first time the revolutionary XO laptop has been made available to the general public. For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving).

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