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Posted by John Roese

It's been a great week for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative, which I've talked about in a previous post. As a Board member of this effort, seeing the XO laptops go into mass production, olpc-1.jpgseeing the first country orders come in, and now with the Give One Get One (G1G1) program at its mid-point, an idea is becoming a reality. This week, I was on BNN after the market closed, talking about OLPC and, while there are still lots of people who know little about the effort, the fact that major news outlets and media are seeing, touching and understanding the possible impact of this effort is making the long-term vision and mission of the organization -- to use technology to address poverty and education issues in developing countries -- very worthwhile. I wanted to do a short blog post just to make sure that everyone is aware that you have a chance to help in this effort for the next week (deadline is November 26) by participating in the Give One Get One program. Basically, you make a donation to the OLPC effort. For the $399 you donate (only being done in US and Canada at this time), you are providing a laptop to a child in a target country AND you receive an XO laptop for your own use. " Read more of John's blog here

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