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OLPC Give One, Get One program extended to end-2007

Based on the strength of the response to the Get One, Give One (G1G1) initiative, OLPC has announced that the program will be offered until December 31, 2007.

Based on the strength of the response to the Get One, Give One (G1G1) initiative, OLPC has announced that the program will be offered until December 31, 2007.

And no wonder, donations to the G1G1 program have averaged US$2 million per day over the last 10 days. Extrapolate this figure until end-December, and you could see up to 500,000 XO sales via this scheme alone.

According to the OLPC press release:

One Laptop per Child (OLPC)... is extending its recently launched Give One Get One program beyond the initial two-week limited time offer through December 31, 2007, in the USA and Canada.

The extended period gives people more time to participate in this unique giving program and support the mission of One Laptop per Child.

Proponents of the scheme, like XO enthusiast Gabriel Morales of Miami, are advocating that the XO be commercialized to help drive down the cost of production.

Whatever it is, at the moment at least, the XO will be on sale to the public until December 31, 2007. So, if you want one, now is a good time to place your order.

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