OLPC feeling strain as refunds are offered
News from the troubled One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project seems to go from bad to worse these days in the wake of is high-profile split from Intel. Now, the latest problems bedevilling the innovative group involve tens of thousands of paying customers who still haven't received their computers.
According to various reports, people who paid for the XO laptop when the Give One, Get One scheme that also sends a donated PC to a child in a developing country began in November have yet to see their machines even though payment has already been taken.
OLPC has admitted to the delays and has contacted customers to explain. However, the level of complaints has grown to such a level the company has now had to admit defeat and offer a refund to anyone requesting one.