‘$100 laptop’ to sell to public – give one, get one
BBC news reported that the $100 laptop, designed for sale to developing countries, is (a) no longer $100 and (b) available for those in developed countries to purchase. Both durable and simple, the waterproof computer has several powering options. An additional article further describes the features of the cute little green and white laptop.
Starting November 12th, US residents have the opportunity to get one for themselves and have one sent to a child in a developing country. To learn more about the company behind the software development visit the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) website.
I think I would buy one if that meant a child that otherwise wouldn’t have access to a computer can also get one. But I would like to know:
1. What exactly is the process for distributing these computers. Who exactly gets priority? (If i had more time I’d explore this more, but I am on my lunch break and the internet is slow)
2. Would you buy one?