In the ever expanding Give 1 Get 1 Globally program, we can now add Australia to the list of countries that are in G1G1 2008. OLPC Australia has just opened up their G1G1 order form and have high hopes according to IT News:
The organisation has 'under 2,000' units available for delivery in Australia before Christmas, according to Rangan Srikhanta, executive director of OLPC Australia.Good luck to the Aussies. They're trying to sell XO laptops in a global recession with a painful price hike. To G1G1 in Australia with cost almost AUD$700. That beats the OLPC Canada price hike pain of $610 Canadian Dollars, plus foreign currency charge for using Visa, but its not a contest OLPC Australia needs to win.
"If we can reach up to 5,000 units that would be very phenomenal," Srikhanta told iTnews. "That would match the 5,000 we gave to children of the Pacific earlier this year from the first [global] Give 1 Get 1 program."