Looking to do something this Thanksgiving other than chow down on turkey and watch the Packers and Lions battle it out, perhaps even do something that involves giving and receiving thanks for it?
Well, one idea for those who love technology and also want to help spread the benefits of technology is to participate in the One Laptop Per Child project’s Give One Get One program.
The way this program works is that you pay $399 to receive a brand-new XO laptop (which has been called by some, OK, me, the most innovative laptop seen in years), and along with getting an XO, presumably for a child in your life, you will also be paying for a second XO laptop that will be sent to a child in a developing country.
So along with doing something that will help a young person in the world get ahead, you’ll also get a chance to see a really cool piece of technology arrive at your door.
However, if you’re interested in this program you’ll need to move quickly. The Give One Get One program ends on Nov. 26, which means that as I write this blog post there is only one week left to participate.
Also, those interested in the program should take a look at the terms of the program and realize that they are not purchasing a Dell system with lots of support and warranty protections.
And for those interested in donating XO laptops but not in getting one for themselves, the OLPC also has a direct giving program that lets people pay for laptops to be given to children in developing nations.