I realize I have been a bit lax on the tutorials this week and I promise to pick up again really soon. The week after UDS required a bit of catch up time on other things, and it didn’t help that I’m also on the road for work this week. I’ll get back to it just as soon as I can.
I find myself today sitting in the Dallas/Ft Worth Airport in Texas waiting for my flight. I had a few hours to kill so I picked up a copy of Time magazine to help pass the time. (The one with the iPhone on the cover). I was surprised to see an advertisement inside for the One Laptop Per Child project and the “Give 1, Get 1” promotion.
Between November 12th and November 26th you can order two of the OLPC machines, one for yourself and one to be donated to a child in a developing nation for $399.
I’m tempted to do this for a few reasons:
- I hear good things about the OLPC project and it seems to be beneficial to children in developing nations.
- It runs Linux (a variation of Fedora as I understand?)
- I would also like one of these machines to tinker with and help promote by displaying.
I’d be interested in the communites opinion on these machines. What have you heard? Do you think they are actual of benefit as a donation? If you have an OLPC machine can you tell me much about it? I appreciate your feedback on this.