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The New York Times reported today that the One Laptop Per Child project will be launching a temporary “Give 1 Get 1” promotion that will give individuals the opportunity to donate one of the group’s specially designed laptops to a child in a developing nation and to keep a second one for their own use, all for about $400.

Nicholas Negroponte, founding chairman of the M.I.T. Media Lab and chairman of the One Laptop Per Child project, explained in the article that orders from government officials in the developing countries for which the laptops were intended have been slow so he’s “reaching out to the public to give the laptop campaign a boost.”

The Give 1 Get 1 program is expected to take orders Nov. 12-26.

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The XO Laptop, designed with the intention of providing children in developing countries with access to an affordable computer.


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