Wednesday, November 26, 2008


The One Laptop per Child association (OLPC XO) is a project launched by MIT Media Lab.  Their mission is to create laptops which could revolutionize the way children around the world learn.  It was made to be distributed to children in third world countries for the price of $100.  It uses a Linux operating sytems and has flash memory, but does not contain a hard drive.  To aid in the development of the OLPC XO they have launched the "Give One Get One" (G1G1) program. Generally, when someone purchases a OLPC XO another one will be sent to a developing country.  Currently five nations have commited to buying this laptop for their school children.

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