SLAW has been following the progress of the One Laptop program (formerly the $100 laptop program) since 2005. This program is finally kicking off with a 15 day “Give One Get One” (G1G1) campaign. It started yesterday. For a donation of $399 (not including taxes and shipping) you will receive one of these specially designed computers. One computer will also be given to a child in a develping country. $200 of your donation will be tax deductible (less the approximate value of the computer you will receive).
The computer is designed especially for children and is intended to be owned by an individual child. For a tour through the interface and software, click on the icons on the software and interface page. The computer is set up with Linux, has wireless internet capability, and also has the ability to communicate from computer to computer, especially for children in places where internet connection is not available. The screen is readable in full sunlight in addition to darker places. This computer is truly an engineering marvel, making it a coveted item. This offer is available in Canada and the U.S. only. For those in the U.S., T-mobile is offering free hotspot service.
You have 14 days left–have you ordered yours?