Two for One

Looks like the folks at the OLPC finally figured out a pricing model that will work. Creative thinking... very good.

For those who haven't been following the issue, OLPC has been struggling to get the unit price down to their target of $100. That price was deemed to be the maximum they could charge governments and charities and still get adequate distribution to children in developing countries.

Splitting the philanthropy between NGOs and first world consumers is a thoughtful way of solving the pricing problem.

Although I'm still somewhat skeptical that the OLPC initiative will have the fully desired impact, there's no reason not to try.