According to New York Times, Negroponte, who is leading the One Laptop Per Child project, came up with an idea that Americans will buy one OLPC XO for home and donate one for a developing country.
“And he is reaching out to the public to try to give the laptop campaign a boost. The marketing program, to be announced today, is called “Give 1 Get 1,” in which Americans and Canadians can buy two laptops for $399.
One of the machines will be given to a child in a developing nation, and the other one will be shipped to the purchaser by Christmas. The donated computer is a tax-deductible charitable contribution. The program will run for two weeks, with orders accepted from Nov. 12 to Nov. 26.”
I have an idea. Why don’t we start a program where we donate both of them? One for the city you live (in my case, it will be Philadelphia) and one for a developing country. People who live in the area can adopt a local urban school district to do that.
Anyone interested? Perhaps this could be one Digital Transformation project from the workshop.