Thursday, November 22, 2007

My toys runneth over

I've got two really interesting pieces of hardware coming soon. The first, and one y'all should get today, or at least before November 26th is the XO laptop. The One Laptop Per Child Foundation (OLPC) is doing an interesting promotion right now: Give One Get One. You buy two, you get one and the other is donated to a child in a developing country. "It's not a laptop project, it is an education project."

Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. This is the first time the revolutionary XO laptop has been made available to the general public. For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving).

The second toy I have coming is a Nokia N810 Internet tablet. I'm anxious to compare this device to the iPod Touch. It arrives on Monday. I hate waiting, but am doing my best to be patient. I'll give you a report Monday night.

UPDATE: The OLPC has extended the Give One Get One program until December 31st.


ninjapoodles said...

Our daughter has the OLPC coming sometime...we wish it would get her by Christmas, but I don't think there's any chance of that, even though it was ordered on the first day possible. We can't wait. SHE is the one who asked for it a couple of months ago (when we were asking her what she wanted for her 5th birthday), because she remembered seeing it on "60 Minutes." Don't ever believe that the television you watch is over your child's head!

Kevin Gamble said...

That's a very nice story. I hope she loves it! Thank you for sharing this.