Twelve geeks were sent reconditioned notebook computers to give to a child whose family couldn’t afford one otherwise. On his blog, he wrote:
We send said Geek a reconditioned laptop with Linux on it and they locate a school-aged child in their community that wouldn’t normally be able to afford a computer in the household. Deliver the computer and spend some time showing the parents and the child how to use it, and support them when they need help.
Yeah, I know…that’s asking a lot. But 12 of you did it.
Richard Kapler is credited as one of those geeks who gave a computer to a child who is doing everything they can to make it into college. There are currently plans to tell the story of more of these geeks. Well done, helios. Well done.
I founded The *Nixed Report in 2005 after realizing that there were so many forms of entertainment out there that was either being ignored, minimized, or misrepresented. I use *nix-like systems to this very day and that includes Android and Chrome-based devices.