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One Laptop Per Child, an ambitious project to bring computing to the developing world’s children, has considerable momentum. The early reviews have been glowing, and mass production is set to start next month.

Orders, however, are slow. "I have to some degree underestimated the difference between shaking the hand of a head of state and having a check written," said Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of the nonprofit project. "And yes, it has been a disappointment."

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wish I were working, if so I'd just pay for the 2 and have them both shipped to kids rather than get one
 

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Me too, school kind of hurts the wallet though doesn't it?
 
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Me too, school kind of hurts the wallet though doesn't it?
lol for sure, that and the fact that I have 8 more years of it left, getting married next summer, and we're going to have to live on her nursing income til I finish school, supplement of course by any part time work I do, but still...looking forward to having the money to spend on this sort of thing
 

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8 more years? Are you a freshmen?
 

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I'm a junior Biology major right now, then maybe graduate school after that. So I guess I have 4 to 6 years left myself.
 

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the computer specs are pretty minimal why would someone want to keep one for themselves? would be better off just sending both to under privelidged children and have them both be tax deductable
 
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*Cue all the people saying how this laptop is crap because of its hardware specs and suggesting other cheap laptops, not realizing that the robust construction of the XO is more than worth the price*

...back when it cost $100, of course. Now that they're charging $200 for 'em, I'm not so sure anymore.
 

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If OLPC is trying to get Americans to buy their laptops there must really be a problem.

I wouldnt be surprised if this thing fizzlers out soon due to lack of funds
 
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I'm a junior Biology major right now, then maybe graduate school after that. So I guess I have 4 to 6 years left myself.
c'mon man, the money's all in the medical field :)

and to the others, yeah personally I'd rather see the money and project going staying in the US if there's going to be something like this at all, as for it sticking I doubt it as well...they got in over their heads price-wise big time
 

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Just an Idea too throw out there and see if one of the mods will run with it. Why dont we start like a $10 donation system from the guys here @ TPU , and apply said funds to buy some lappies??????


Just donate both of them!!!!
 

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Just an Idea too throw out there and see if one of the mods will run with it. Why dont we start like a $10 donation system from the guys here @ TPU , and apply said funds to buy some lappies??????


Just donate both of them!!!!
That sounds like a good idea..... I just dont know if there are 40 people on here that would be willing to step up to the plate.

Dont get me wrong... I know there will be a good amount, I just dont see 40
 

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Maybe an incentive is needed...like say a "gift" from one of TPU's reviews(hell even a T-shirt)....I'd just like to think that we as a whole here could in fact make it happen.


this is what i remember here that makes me think it would/could be possible.....http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=15937
 
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That sounds like a good idea..... I just dont know if there are 40 people on here that would be willing to step up to the plate.

Dont get me wrong... I know there will be a good amount, I just dont see 40
lies, look what happened with the dark_ride fundraiser, we got over $1000 didnt we? :eek:
 

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I would if I had a job. :(
 

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This is so sweet and a great idea. Im a full supporter of this!
 

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I say as posted B4 ...Lets try to get a mod in charge. The reson I say this is twofold. #1 TRUST...just seems more likely to me that a mod would seem to be more trusted by the masses. RESPONCIBILITY/NAME...IFf we are in fact doing it under the name of TPU, I just figured they would maybe voulenteer the responcibility. Also such as the DARKRIDE idea, it has been a proven system that works!
 

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^^ yep count me in to this donation thing, hopefully we can get the 40 people (maybe less if some have extra $$), I think this is very possible though Darkride's thing had prizes that you could win, so that hit the roof and back down. This should still fair well though and its a great idea that will go directly to the kids (no middleman/charity organization).
 
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not to mention the fact that TPU hasn't had much trouble in the past getting promo prizes from like mushkin and other companies, may be possible to incorporate a prize or two
 

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not to mention the fact that TPU hasn't had much trouble in the past getting promo prizes from like mushkin and other companies, may be possible to incorporate a prize or two
actually a very sweet idea, we could have a raffle you know. donate 10 bucks and you get a chance to win a 500w psu from muskin or something like that. very nice idea, i support this 100 % :toast: