Summarized from the NYT Article by DAVID POGUE, Published: October 4, 2007
On November 12th, you’ll be able to buy a new laptop that’s spillproof, rainproof, dustproof and drop-proof. It’s fanless, it’s silent and it weighs 3.2 pounds. One battery charge will power six hours of heavy activity, or 24 hours of reading. The laptop has a built-in video camera, microphone, memory-card slot, graphics tablet, game-pad controllers and a screen that rotates into a tablet configuration.
It’s an effort by One Laptop Per Child to develop a very low-cost, high-potential, extremely rugged computer for the two billion educationally under-served children in poor countries.
The program is called “Give 1, Get 1” and it works like this. You pay $400 www.xogiving.org. One XO laptop (and a tax deduction) comes to you by Christmas, and a second is sent to a student in a poor country.
THAT’s what you should be buying this Christmas! I just bought mine via paypal.