Amazon to sell one OLPC laptop for the price of two
Retail giant takes on charity notebook
Amazon will soon sell the OLPC Linux laptop using the approach taken by the hardware charity's 'buy two, get one' programme.
So said OLPC EMEA chief Matt Keller, in an interview with IDG.
Keller said Amazon will add the XO notebook to its product list late in November, though it seems a limited run that extends only to the end of the year.
OLPC's XO: coming to Amazon in November
Buyers will purchase two XOs - one for themselves and a second machine that will be donated by the charity to a kid in the developing world. OLPC ran such a scheme itself last year. This time it's undoubtedly hoping the exposure Amazon will bring it will boost sales - and thus de facto donations - considerably.
Which means, crucially, that many, many more developing-world children will benefit.
OLPC's XO Linux laptop
Yup, because there's no limit to the idiots and their money that will fall to a scam in the west, is there. No limited resource at all.
Maybe if we cut off the fingers of all third world people they wouldn't be able to type on computers and make a scam email.
Sure, buy one and pay for another which will be donated to a 'soon to be' Nigerian 419'er. We REALLY WANT THAT!!!
Yes it is for US only - again!
"For starving people in third-world countries..."
So, does that include US Microsoft employees, then? Hmmm... two copies of XP = two sets of "Windows tax"...
Yup, that'll be correct then...
Wouldn't it be more expedient for your employers to just give you food and housing instead of money?
In fact, how about we all go back to serfdom, and stop using that nasty paper money at all? Without money, all the world's problems would just melt away, obviously.
Thank god, too. Having to learn multiple skills and deal with people of all social and economic classes have really been killers for those of us who want nothing more than to work in agriculture our whole lives as we "rent" a place to live from the local Viscount. Or Duke. Or whatever.