Give an XO, Get an XO
On November 12, and for an unspecified (but brief) period following, the OLPC project will offer the "Give 1, Get 1" special:
For $399, you will be purchasing two XO laptops—one that will be sent to empower a child to learn in a developing nation, and one that will be sent to your child at home.
(Heh, yeah, "your child at home.")
But that's it: for $399, you'll get an XO laptop of your own, and fund an XO for a child in the developing world.
Considering the hype and the enthusiasm surrounding the XO, and considering that, as far as gadgets go, $400 isn't really a huge investment, I expect the demand for this to be huge. The question, then, is the OLPC project ready to meet that demand?
(Update: Ethan Zuckerman has further observations, well worth reading.)