Jill Fehrenbacher

Give An XO Laptop and get one for yourself this year!

by , 12/18/08

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We are huge fans of the One Laptop Per Child project and computer design, and we’ve written extensively about the OLPC laptop on Inhabitat (here, here and here). So we were thrilled to discover that the Buy-One-Give-One program that was launched last year during the holiday season is back and better than ever this year – this time in partnership with Amazon.com

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3 Comments

  1. TrueProgressive December 23, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I thought these were a great idea…then they decided to not use a free OS, which seems like a philosophical contradiction.

  2. friends December 22, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Jack Johnson in one of his songs says, “the knowledge is in the trees not in the glass windows” — seeing those kids in that beautiful forest staring at a screen working as unpaid developers reminded me of that song.

    I just don’t see this version of the OLPC really meeting it’s goals… wait what are it’s goals?

  3. Fair Trade Fair Trade December 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I think it’s very good timing that Jeff Bezos is supporting OLPC – the credit crunch is going to put increased pressure on OLPC to succeed in 2009.
    Having said that for a product aimed at the global market it seems a shame the offering at Amazon.co.uk isn’t the same as Amazon.com…

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