In addition, Negroponte hinted that a new promotional program will be launched next year, enabling people to simply donate $200, the cost of one laptop. The machine would later be sent to a child in a developing nation.
The Give One Get One program was started on November 12 and was initially supposed to last for only two weeks. People were encouraged to donate $399 for two XO machines. One is to be delivered to the buyer, while the other goes to a needy child overseas.
The OLPC’s initial hopes were to drive the price of the machine down to $100, but later had to double the price in order to keep up with the costs.