Binks Is Here

Commentary on the World

Why the Sliding Scale, OLPC?

I don’t get it - this is a charitable organization; the laptops are supposed to cost around $180 bucks/unit to produce.

Yet, if I want to donate 10 laptops to a third world country of my choice, they’re charging me $300/unit! Why?

Unless I want to donate 10,000 units, I can’t actually donate a $200 unit!

You’d actually help more people if you put your cash towards the “buy one/get one” campaign and fedexed it yourself to another country! Or you could just sell off the one your recieve on eBay - that way, you’d be able to donate a PC to the third world an only be out $200 bucks.

Here’s the page on their site that shows this scale of theirs.