OLPC's Give One Get One Program

John Maloney jmaloney at media.mit.edu
Sat Nov 17 19:22:53 UTC 2007


Some of you might be interested in this limited-time opportunity to  
buy an XO (and give one at the same time).

The XO runs Squeak and EToys works well on it.

	-- John

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Nicholas Negroponte" <LaptopGiving at mail.laptopgiving.org>
> Date: November 15, 2007 12:46:41 PM EST
> From now through November 26, the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) non- 
> profit association is offering a unique opportunity to help provide  
> connected laptops to the poorest and most remote children of the  
> world, while receiving an XO laptop for your own child. Please look  
> at www.laptopgiving.org. You have the opportunity to Give One Get  
> One for $399, or give many, if you wish. By popular demand, there  
> are ways to direct 60 or more to your favorite school, as well.
> OLPC is an education project, not a laptop project. Children are a  
> mission, not a market. After 30+ years of research at the MIT Media  
> Lab, based on Seymour Papert's theories of constructionism, we have  
> had three years to pilot in primary schools around the world, in  
> Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Brazil, Peru and other places. The XO  
> laptop is now in mass production. It was reviewed recently by the  
> NY Times. If you have a chance, I urge you glance at David Pogue's  
> video as well.
> Our goal is to reach the poorest and most remote children, in  
> countries where as many as 50% do not even go to school. The long  
> term purpose is to eliminate poverty.
> Nicholas Negroponte
> PS: If you participate in Give One Get One, your donation comes  
> with one year of complimentary access to T-Mobile HotSpot locations  
> throughout the United States (a $350 value). Details are on  
> www.laptopgiving.org.

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