[kictanet] Uruguay buys first $100 laptops

Jose' ngunjirijnr at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 1 20:11:08 EAT 2007

The news come from BBC [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7068084.stm], showing that Uruguay has ordered 100,000 units and is planning to acquire 300,000 more.

The XO Laptop has been conceived as an affordable computer for children in developing countries. The company also has a programme caled G1G1 [Give one get one], in which costumers can buy a laptop for themselves and at the same time donate one to a child at a developing country.

This might be an exciting opportunity for social business or social/environmental organizations linked to ICTs.

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