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Monday, November 19, 2021

lap it up!
In a rare instance of me actually following up on a good intention: I’ve just plunked down my purchase-price donation for the One Laptop Per Child “Give One, Get One” program.

Now it’s your turn. So go ahead! Don’t wait too long, because the offer window expires on November 26th.

No, it’s not exactly cheap: With shipping for the XO Laptop to be delivered to your door, the total bill comes to a little over 400 bucks. But half of that will be tax-deductible, which is a big part of what I was after. Along with potentially helping some kid in a United Nations-defined Least Developed Country get a leg up on his/her future; and of course, getting my hands on an intriguing tech toy.

If all that’s not incentive enough, T-Mobile is sweetening the pot with a free one-year subscription to its HotSpot wi-fi access service. So if you’re spending inordinate amounts of time in Starbucks anyway, you can start visiting with your extra XO computer and actually surf the Web while you sip. And get plenty of interesting glances due to the laptop’s unique design, no doubt… (The HotSpot access is not as big a hook for me, since I’ll soon have free wireless access throughout midtown at my disposal; but a freebie is a freebie — even if it’s designed to lure me into paying for it after the year is up.)

All told, not a bad way to give a little something back. I’m looking forward to the next steps.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 11/19/2007 11:36:45 PM
Category: Tech, Society
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    I was just starting to wonder about the status of One Laptop Per Child “Give One, Get One” donation that I made a month ago, when I received an email from the OLPC Foundation this morning.
    In a nutshell, they’ve got shipping/supply p…

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