XO – Learning in the Third World

Yesterday I blogged about the new Kindle but I am much more excited about the XO. This laptop project has been in development for years and is aimed at empowering children in the third world to learn by providing them with access to low cost computers that are child friendly. With that in mind the laptop has been designed to be rugged, easy to use, to view, has great power efficiency and it uses free open source software thats helps keep the costs low.

The aim of the project is to provide an XO to as many kids around the world as possible to make it easier for them to learn. Right now if you give a donation of a laptop another will be shipped to you. Its a great cause (the donation can be written off) but the promotion is only on until 26th November and the response has been overwhelming so get cracking.


  1. Hey there, I thought you might be interested in a project we’re launching with our client, BC Hydro, and their Facebook app Green Gifts, around the XO laptop.

    We launched Green Gifts for BC Hydro (the power utility in British Columbia, Canada) in October to promote conservation. Now through Nov. 26th, BC Hydro is lending the application to promoting the XO and letting people know that they can Give One, Get One until November 26th.

    So to encourage Facebook users to spread the word about the XO, BC Hydro is Giving One and Getting One itself — and giving its XO as a prize to a Green Gifts user.

    Facebook users can learn all about the application, and the contest, at http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=20167841264

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