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$100 Will Soon Buy A Laptop & $200 Will Send a Second To a Child in Rwanda…

Or Haiti, Cambodia or Afghanistan. Pretty cool, huh? According to BBC News, the laptops will be green or white and will work in the sun and with a variety of power options. The program is called G1G1 or “give one, get one”. It’s developed by OLPC (One Laptop Per Child).

They supposedly run on 10% or less energy than most laptops. Right now, according to the New York Times, prices are closer to $400 for 2 laptops, but that’s still super cheap by American standards. I’m all over this. My daughter could use a computer of her own to learn on, and I love the idea of providing a computer for a child who probably won’t have another opportunity to get one.