Buy a laptop get a laptop

For the next two weeks, you can buiy a laptop, and get a laptop. That is – buy a $200 laptop for a child in a developing nation, and get one of these laptops for your very own. Plus a year’s worth of T-Mobile HotSpot Wifi Access. Since a year of HotSpot access generally costs approximately $360, and you’re getting a $200 tax deduction, one could look at it as coming out ahead.

Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in North America. This is the first time the revolutionary XO laptop has been made available to the general public. For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving).

For all U.S. donors who participate in the Give One Get One program, T-Mobile is offering one year of complimentary HotSpot access.

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  1. DL Emerick

    THE CYNIC.

    BUY ONE, GIVE ONE.

    SIDE EFFECT.

    HIGH VOLUME MAKES LOW PRICES POSSIBLE.

    IF ALL THE AFFLUENT BUY ONE, MARGINAL COSTS DECLINE.
    THEY DECLINE SO FAR THAT WHEN ENOUGH BUY,
    WE MAKE TWICE AS MANY FOR SAME TOTAL COST, TO US.

    ARE WE IN THIS FOR THE MONEY?

    YES.

    WE GET MARKET SHARE NOW;
    OWN THE MARKET TOMORROW.

    IN LONG RUN,
    WE NOT ONLY MAKE MONEY,
    BUT LOTS OF IT.

    EQUALITY?

    TO THE XBOXER NEXT DOOR.

    COMPUTERS REDUCE SOCIETY TO ALGORITHMS.

    PEOPLE FIT THE EQUATIONS.

    IT’S A FORCED FIT, BUT FITTING ENOUGH,
    IF VARIANCE (NOISE) IS REDUCED FAR ENOUGH.

    IN CYBERSPACE, NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU SCREAM.

    ALTRUISM:
    AN ALGORITHM OF SOMETHING FOR NOTHING,
    OPERATING AS NOTHING FOR SOMETHING.

    IT WORKS FOR GOD —
    OR WHY ELSE WOULD HE CREATE ANYTHING?

    WHO CAN RESIST ALL THOSE POOR COMPUTERLESS KIDS,
    FORCED TO GROW UP ON PENCILS AND PAPER AND BOOKS,
    LIKE I DID WHEN I WAS A CHILD?

    MAYBE IF I HAD HAD A COMPUTER, GROWING UP,
    I WOULDN’T BE WHERE OR WHAT I AM TODAY.

    WHERE WOULD I BE AND WHAT?

    SOB. {EXIT IN TEARS AND LAUGHTER.}

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