At a local “Geek Lunch” a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Ben Lucier, a genuinely nice guy who works in the telecom field. But a big part of Ben’s non-work time is devoted to the Little Geeks Foundation, an organization established to help provide computers to underprivileged kids. I’m delighted to share the news that on June 12th, Ben and the Foundation will be giving away 100 refurbished PCs to children and their families.
Ben says it’s just the first of many planned giveaway events, since the Foundation’s goal is to give away 1,000 computers by the end of 2008. Bravo, Ben, and Go Little Geeks! It’s only a little sad that the computers are running Microsoft Windows. 🙂
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Hey thanks for the kind words and props James!
Sorry to disappoint you about the Windows OS, it's actually a huge part of our mandate– to provide children with a computer that's similar to what they use in school. We could save the Foundation a lot of money by using Open Office and Linux, unfortunately, at present time, it might be a disservice to the child we're trying to help.
That being said, I bet a great case could be made for giving the little sponges a Linux equipped PC and how they might change the world one day. Baby steps.
Thanks again for taking the time to further our cause,
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