Social Business · Technology

One Laptop per Child offer

I just ordered two laptop computers … for a total of $399 plus $25 shipping. One gets shipped to me and one gets delivered to an impoverished child.

NOTE: This is a special offer which started today and goes through Nov 26th only. So, if you’re interested in seeing (and supporting) what is an amazing breakthrough in bringing computers to the bottom of the pyramid, check it out @ LaptopGiving.org. You can also just purchase laptops for children if you like @ $200/laptop.

This is the brainchild of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative which I previously wrote about. This has previously been referred to as the “$100 laptop”. $100 is still the goal, but will require more volume to achieve that level of cost structure.

Founder Nicholas Negroponte says “It’s an education project, not a laptop project.” OLPC’s goal: To provide children around the world with new opportunities to explore, experiment and express themselves. More…

The laptop truly is a breakthrough in thinking. Read New York Times review or watch the New York Times video review below.

See more videos on OLPC at OLPC.tv

So, do I really need another laptop? No. I’m buying this laptop so that I can be a better ambassador for this initiative. The green laptop will catch a lot of attention!

My challenge: Why don’t you consider doing this as well?
Please post a comment if you take on my challenge.

3 thoughts on “One Laptop per Child offer

  1. This is a great program, thanks for the post. And what a wild computer! I’m amazed that dirt and water can be splashed onto it. Dave, you’ll have to let us know how it is when you get it. Good work for making the purchase.

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  2. Children should be encouraged to play outdoors and have natural toys not a plastic computor that would have them sitting indoors.Why don’t you figure out a way of helping adults with this computor, I realize that it’s easy to target children in this way, but really you are selling to their parents anyway. It would be more socially correct to just sell to an adult and leave the kids to a more natural childhood.Don’t make it about easy money.

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