Wednesday, January 02, 2008

OLPC -- Scheduled to Arrive the Day After the Developing World Gets a Fair Shake

In our continuing saga to get an XO laptop, here is the latest non-news:
We are in receipt of your email. Due to the public's overwhelming
response to the Give One Get One program, there may be a delay in the
handling of your inquiry.

If you have not yet received your laptop, we are working hard to get
it to you. If you live within the United States, you should receive
your laptop no later than January 15, 2008. If you live in Canada, you
should receive your laptop in the January/February 2008 timeframe.

If you have received your XO laptop and need help getting started or
for technical questions, please visit www.laptopgiving.org/start. To
learn more about T-Mobile USA's offer to provide one year of
complimentary access to T-Mobile HotSpot, please visit our website at
www.laptopgiving.org/pin.

Please expect to hear back from us within 3-5 business days.

Thank you again for contacting One Laptop Per Child!

Here's the summary:
  • they cannot deliver to countries outside of the US. That's ironic. While much of the US is destitute, the goal was to get these computers to people outside of the developed world.
  • alot of laptops are arriving broken; or the boxes are arriving empty. Shouldn't more of these laptops be working?
  • while LaptopGiving.org cannot give me an XO laptop, eBay can. And the eBay procured laptop costs less than the $400 we shelled out.

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