Wednesday, May 21, 2008

One Laptop Per Child Donor Program Resumes

As we reported over the weekend, the One Laptop per Child program is partnering with Microsoft to have the windows operating system available on laptops donated to poor children around the world.  On May 20, 2008, the New York Times reports that the One Laptop per Child donor program is set to resume.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

The One Laptop Per Child project plans to resume its Give One Get One program, in which people spend $400 to buy one of the nonprofit's rugged computers and donate a second one to a child in a developing country.

Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the laptop group, announced the return of the donor program Tuesday as he disclosed plans for a second generation of the ''XO'' computers. By 2010 Negroponte hopes to unveil a smaller, more energy-efficient version with two touch screens and a price closer to the long-term goal of $100. Negroponte said his new target is $75.

For the entire article, see "Laptop - for - children program to resume sales to donors," in the May 20, 2008, issue of the New York Times.


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