For the last few months, or even a year, we have been hearing about One Laptop Per Child. Or at least I have. Have you?
The idea is to provide each and every child who needs a laptop – regardless of the socio-economic status, but clearly focusing on the underprivileged.
The idea is the brainchild of an MIT professor. Knowing that many of the places these folks live do not have internets access or even electricity, the laptop is built with a generator that kids can wind up to well…..generate power. It also has an built-in antenna for folks to get on-line. The casing isn’t indestructible, but they make it as much so as possible.
The other idea was for each laptop to cost no more than $100. They are not quite there yet – but it still is at the somewhat reasonable price of $400. BUT….get this……purchase one for donation, and they send one to you also. So, that makes them like $200 a piece. Wicked!! …..but in a good way.
Denton ordered/donated one. Mostly because he wants to play with it. We need another computer/laptop around here like a hole in the head. I am hoping we only play with it for a bit, but then send it on its way to a family in need. We’re not that family.
But I think it’s a great idea. Give the gift of education – if you can.
Song by: Nicolette Larson