Yesterday the window opened for those of us in the US and Canada to order one of the XO computers (aka $100 laptop) and have one sent to a child in a developing country.
The opportunity to participate in this strange experiment will be available through the Give One Get One site until November 26th and will cost you $399 for both computers. Plus shipping to you, of course.
That last piece was a little bit of a shock but then I’m way too used to cheap shipping on web commerce sites. The $24.95 for that part seems excessive but is probably closer to actual cost.
More information about how the computer works and the software that comes with it is on the OLPC Explore pages.
Anyway, I’ve ordered mine and I’m looking forward to playing with the little green machine (and pass it around to my colleagues) after reading for years about it’s development.