One laptop per child available in developed countries too

It seems the rumours that the fruits of the OLPC project, or "$100 laptop" project as its also known, will be made available to consumers in developed countries is true after all.There seemed to be some confusion over whether the XO laptop would actually be available to consumers in the US and Europe - but today OLPC announced a "Give one, Get one" scheme - - where for $399 dollars, buyers in the west get a laptop for themselves whilst donating another machine to a child in a developing nation.

It seems the rumours that the fruits of the OLPC project, or "$100 laptop" project as its also known, will be made available to consumers in developed countries is true after all.

There seemed to be some confusion over whether the XO laptop would actually be available to consumers in the US and Europe - but today OLPC announced a "Give one, Get one" scheme - - where for $399 dollars, buyers in the west get a laptop for themselves whilst donating another machine to a child in a developing nation.

A lot of people are still sceptical that this device is the right solution for tackling the digital divide but this move still sounds like a great plan to popularise the device over here and where it is really needed.

Find out more here: http://www.techmeme.com/070924/p8#a070924p8

And: http://laptop.org/

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