Holiday shopping for geeks – the XO laptop (OLPC)
Posted by shannonclark on November 9, 2007
I had planned on buying one since the rumors that they might come up with some program for individuals here in the US to get one started months ago. My biggest debate has been do I buy one or do I buy two (for myself + guests).
But now what was always an amazing offer has only gotten even better (and even more of a no-brainer).
I already spend $40/month on t-mobil wifi hotspot access (or $480 a year).
So this is a complete no-brainer. I get a truly amazing tool and hackable device (everything is open source and the source can be viewed and modified with a simple click from nearly any screen in the OS) and I actually save $80 next year.
And I give a laptop to a child in the developing world.
Oh, and $200 of my purchase price is a tax-deductible donation.
So if you have not already, go sign up for the mailing list reminder and then sometime before Nov 26 order your very own XO laptop. And for the geeks in your life, consider ordering one as a gift for them (and don’t worry, if they already have one the XO laptops are actually more useful in multiples – collaboration software is built into the DNA of the OS).