Monday, September 8, 2008

One Laptop Per Child now available on Amazon


The XO laptop by "One Laptop Per Child." (photo courtesy: Wayan Vota)

In case you haven't heard, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) has paired up with Amazon.com and will be available online in time for the Christmas 2008 season. They are calling it the "Give 1, Get 1" campaign. According to the BBC

The online retailer will help with its next Give 1 Get 1 (G1G1) programme that is due to begin in late November.

Under this scheme people can buy one of the XO laptops for themselves and donate the other to a school child in a developing nation.

It is hoped the deal with Amazon will iron out the problems OLPC encountered when it ran the G1G1 programme itself.
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