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Negroponte to announce "Give one, get one" OLPC promotion

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Nicholas Negroponte has publicly expressed his disappointment at the lack of orders for his low-cost computer for poor children. The situation has become so dire that Negroponte will announce a "Give one, get one" promotion in the US and Canada.

Negroponte will on Monday announce a "Get one, buy one" marketing campaign for the US and Canada, where supporters will be able to purchase two XO-1s for $399. They'll get to keep one, while the second one will be given to a disadvantaged child in the developing world. Orders will only be accepted for two weeks between November 12 and November 26. It's promised that the XO-1 will be delivered to the purchaser before Christmas.

Negroponte hopes that this initiative will give the developing world a taste of what the XO-1 has to offer.

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The "More here" link seems to have a few too many characters in it.

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thanks so much. Smile

OLPC Sales

Wooohoo! Its great to see the sales plan predicted on on OLPC News become reality. I know I'll be happy to buy every kid on my block a clock-stopping hot XO laptop

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