"I am often asked how I know One Laptop Per Child will work. And yet each person who asks me has given his child or grandchild a laptop or desktop computer. Does this mean it is good for the rich, but maybe not the poor? Then people ask me, why give a laptop to a child who is malnourished, unclothed and without pure drinking water? My reply is simple. Substitute the word 'education' for 'laptop' and you will never ask that again."
-Nicholas Negroponte, Director, One Laptop Per Child
The Give One Get One offer has been extended through December 31, with shipping dates in early January. This offer sends one laptop to a child in a developing nation and sends another to you, for you own use or to give as a gift (and T-Mobile will give you free HotSpot access for a year). Consider donating or participating in the Give One Get One offer; both options offer tax-deductible donations.