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OLPC: How Do We Gauge Success? Will 490,000 Units Do?

Nov 26, 2007, 16:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The One Laptop per Child project's 'Give One, Get One' program has been extended through Dec. 31 as donations averaged about $2 million a day. On that pace, the OLPC should move about 490,000 units by the end of the year. Does that make the effort a success?

"The initial Give One, Get One promotion–a philanthropic sale if you will--began on Nov. 12 and had been scheduled for two weeks. Under the program, you pay $399 for two laptops. You get one and a child in a developing country like Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti, Mongolia and Rwanda gets the other one..."

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