HP announced that they would be discontinuing the Touchpad sometime in Q4 of 2011.
There was a flurry of tweets on Twitter about the price dropping to $99. What a great deal. Especially if the rumor of someone porting Android to the HP Touchpad was true.
I thought to myself… It would be good to get one of these as a Christmas present for the kids to use.
I then looked at my calendar, and remembered I’m scheduled to play v0dgeball at VMworld 2011. I’m looking forward to it, and even wrote a blog post about it on August 10th.
It really only took me about 5 seconds to see how $99 would benefit my kids, versus $99 benefiting many of my brothers & sisters in the U.S. Military that have made huge sacrifices and have been wounded, losing limbs & and having other disabling injuries. My kids would have probably used it until the next big thing came out. But a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project can help change the rest of a disabled veteran’s life.
So rather than spending money on my kids, I decided to spend $100 to help the Wounded Warrior Project help my brothers & sisters.
Don’t get me wrong, a $99 HP Touchpad is a good deal. I just figured I (my kids) could do without it.
I am not asking anyone to make a contribution like I did, but if we just had a huge number of people contribute $5, as our organizers have asked, to the Wounded Warrior Project, we could meet (or beat) our $15K goal.
Have a heart and contribute $5 (less than the price of a Starbucks Venti Cafe Latte) to help those that have put themselves in harm’s way and suffered from it.