OLPC XO laptop

The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) XO laptop program relaunched for the second time with Amazon.com taking care of the ordering and distribution. As of now you can order the amazing XO laptop through the Give 1, Get 1 program for $399 or choose to give one for $199.

I must say that the XO laptop is an amazing piece of machinery with its built in Wi-Fi, rugged exterior case, color/black screen readable in direct sunlight, ultra-low 4 watt power consumption, and the ability to charge using solar power.

It’s crammed with fun, educational programs designed to change a kid’s perspective of the world. But why give them a laptop when they have no food? Couldn’t have put it better myself:

Why give a laptop to a child who has no running water? If you replace the word “laptop” with “education” the answer becomes clear. You don’t wait to educate until all other challenges are resolved. You educate at the same time because it’s such an important part of all other solutions.

[Computerworld]










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