Yesterday marked the first day of a moment a lot of us were waiting for: the launch of the XO Laptop. Just opening up the site to take your money, the One Laptop Per Child people have developed the system wherein you buy not just one laptop, but two; one goes to you, the other to a needy child in a developing nation. Here’s the details from their site:
The mission of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is to empower the children of developing countries to learn by providing one connected laptop to every school-age child. In order to accomplish our goal, we need people who believe in what we’re doing and want to help make education for the world’s children a priority, not a privilege. Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. During this time, you can donate the revolutionary XO laptop to a child in a developing nation, and also receive one for the child in your life in recognition of your contribution.