Seems I have been following this project forever. Nicholas Negroponte first wrote about this idea in the pages of Wired way back somewhere in the 90’s during the Dot Com Boom, when we still believed the Net could change the world for the better. Some days I still believe that. Even though there competing projects emerging on the market as we speak, my hope is this project is successful in it’s mission. There is only one way to help ensure that, so I decided to give one and will get one.

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.


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