Belkin OLPC gift
Now that the biggest tech shows of the year are through, I’m finally getting a chance to put things back together at the Block-Belmont abode. In going through some unopened holiday mail, I came across this note, sent unsolicited, from Belkin:

In celebration of the holiday season Belkin has made a donation to One Laptop Per Child on your behalf. OLPC’s mission is to provide a means for learning, self-expression, and exploration to the nearly two billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education.

I’m not sure how many press / analysts Belkin did this for, or whether this donation actually constitutes a small cash donation or actually sending a child an OLPC, but in the interest of full disclosure and gratitude: thanks, Belkin! We normally don’t accept gifts from companies, but I think I can skate by on this one.