Cheap laptops: the new ethical gift

Western customers can now donate a cheap computer to a child in the
developing world, and receive another machine themselves

Jonathan Richards 

In previous years it was goats, camels or other beasts of burden. 

This year's ethical Christmas present has a more 21st century feel - a
laptop equipped with wi-fi. 

The project that aims to bring $100 computers to the developing world,
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), has said it will enable
Western customers to donate machines as Christmas gifts. 

For $399 (197), customers in the US and Canada will be able to purchase
two laptops - one for themselves, the other for a
child in a poor country - as part of an initiative called 'Give One, Get

Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2007 02:07:41 UTC