6 days left to do your part in what I believe is one of the most worthy causes in recent times. I'm often spoken about a vision of wiring - or unwiring - the world with Internet access. Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop per Child is doing just that.
Make no mistake, this doesn't replace or even displace other causes - from finding a cure to Aids to combating poverty.
That said, my personal belief is that the ability to truly democratize access to "perfect information" can and will create an unprecedented leveling of the playing fields across socialization, education, empowerment and action on a global scale.
There's a special "promotion" on offer right now. Here are the details:
Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. This is the first time the revolutionary XO laptop has been made available to the general public. For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving).
For all U.S. donors who participate in the Give One Get One program, T-Mobile is offering one year of complimentary HotSpot access. Find out more.
What are you waiting for? Make this Thanksgiving live up to its name.