The OLPC goes on sale at one for the price of two
You may recall our recent post about the OLPC doubling in price – somebody should tell their website. Well, not only is the One Laptop Per Child PC doubling in price, but the public has a chance to buy one for the price of two. But it’s all for a good cause.
Staring November 12, computer users can buy two OLPCs and have one sent to a needy child somewhere in the world. Officially called the “Give One, Get One” program, the price for two will be $399, with one XO laptop being considered a tax-deductible charitable donation.
Those interested can go to the XO Giving website and sign up for an email reminder of when the program goes live. And those interested should do so, because this Give One, Get one program is available only for a limited time and for a limited number of OLPCs.
Limited? I thought it was only limited by making sure that there was “one laptop per child?” Who cares where the money comes from and who cares if people want to buy one to play with?