As many of you already know, Google I/O attendees were promised free Chromebooks a few weeks back.
Google has made good on that promise: “Samsung is pleased to be able to provide each of you with an Arctic White Samsung Chromebook Series 5,” Google emailed attendees. “Please log into the Google I/O website by Friday, July 8, 2011 with the confirmation number below and your Google I/O password to receive details on how to receive your Chromebook.”
There’s also a coupon for free 2-day shipping from Amazon.com, the one and only supplier of Chromebooks these days, it seems.
But we have more reason to be envious. Have you heard about the Chromebook Guru Program?
For those who were part of the Chrome Notebook Pilot Forum and “truly stood out from the rest” with their passion, involvement and feedback, guess what?
“We (Google) want to invite you to be a Chromebook guru. As a part of the Chromebook guru program, we will be giving out Chromebooks to a very small and select group of pilot users. The goal of this program is to extend the pilot spirit to all of the Chromebooks in our family and to help spread the word organically.”
Free Chromebooks. Backordered Chromebooks. Delayed Acer Chromebooks. It’s really hard to stay patient isn’t it?