Watch the inimitable David Pogue for a nice demo. OLPC’s $100 laptop debuts in the U.S. during a two-week window in November. It’s a buy one, get one deal. $400 sends one laptop to a poor kid in a third world country, and one laptop to you.
Am I getting in on this deal? You betcha. Consider the hackability factor here. Pogue already snuck in a reference to Python in his video. Imagine the cool things that can be done with this device once Ruby is running on it. Not to mention the fact that it’s pretty indestructible.
An extra $200 to send one to a needy child? What a deal. Count me in. What about you?