"As of Nov. 12, 2007, theGive
1 Get 1 (G1G1) programallowed U.S. residents to pay $399
to buy two XO laptops -- one for the purchaser and one for a child in need in a
foreign country. The program's initial run lasted two weeks. To start, laptops
purchased through this program were given to children inAfghanistan,Haiti,RwandaandCambodia.
More laptops should be available for sale in the future, and more developing
nations will be able to apply to join the G1G1 plan. As of September 2007, about
7,000 laptops were being tested by children around the world. Many governments
have expressed interest in the laptop or verbally committed to buying it, but
Negroponte said that some haven't followed through on their promises. Still,
enough computers were ordered -- observers estimated more than three million --
that full-scale production began in July 2007."