Today marks the first day the Give One, Get One program becomes available to the general public, who now have a limited opportunity to help put a laptop in the hands of some of the world's poorest children.
Stern follows the story of Sali Fandjalan who lives in Guinea, as Fandjalan brings the hardy, green-and-white XO laptop to her village. Initially conceived as costing just $100, the XO eventually rang up at $188. For $399, you can buy one for yourself and one for a child in a developing country, although you can't choose your actual recipient.
Is the OLPC project a revolutionary way of bringing high-tech to impoverished communities or a noble but misguided approach to tackle a much larger problem? Read more for Stern's take.