One Laptop Per Child — XO Giving
I’ve actually played with the XO (or at least, an earlier prototype) and I’ve got to tell you, these things are the coolest gadgets since they invented digital Cheez-Whiz. (There’s no such thing as digital Cheez-Whiz. That’s my point. Think about it.) They’ve got a lot to recommend them to First World consumers as well as Third World students, they’re hackable as all hell, and they’re cheap: $399 buys one for you and one for a kid in the Third World.
As a portable gadget, I’d say they’re probably superior to the new Asus EEE, which runs around the same price. I’d really recommend getting one, if you can afford it, as a laptop alternative, and as karma insurance. Hell, you might find yourself using your XO more than your regular laptop, particularly for e-book reading.
And if anybody wants to buy me one, I won’t argue. This is one of the only pieces of hardware I’m genuinely lusting over right now. I’d rather have an XO than an iPhone, if that gives you any idea.
“One Laptop Per Child”… Does this include G-Dub?
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