Friday, 4 May 2007

OLPC, Gmail, and the communication thing

Kids who get OLPC's get gmail accounts.

Kenya and Rwanda have bought google apps for their universities

Put it together and suddenly you have a whole lot of email access allowing people to ask questions.

Of course a lot of it will be flim flam but suddenly people in the bush have communication with people in the cities. Families are reconnected via webmail. School teachers can ask questions when they don't know things. Sudden;y this communication thing starts happening breaking down the isolation of the rural poor.

And that can only be a good thing.

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