If you didn’t see the article in the NYT, check it out and then give some serious thought to donating one of these nifty MIT laptops to a child in need. It is a full-time wireless router, contains a video camera, and can be powered by hand if necessary in underdeveloped areas.
Check out the organization’s really nicely-designed website here.
In November, they are running a promotion where you can donate one laptop and receive one for your own child (or your own inner child) for four hundred bucks. If that interests you, you can proceed directly to the donation site.