Tuesday, December 16, 2008

universal communications

I've started a new wiki, universal communication. Tony Forster, who understands the engineering side better than me is helping too.

It is for documenting research about bringing communications technology and electricity to the developing world. At this stage it is mainly for notes about understanding concepts / terminology, resources and thinking aloud

It might be useful for:
  • those thinking about how OLPC fits into a bigger picture of third world development
  • more generally the connection between poverty, electricity generation and communications technology
  • understanding the situation on the ground for those planning to visit and / or work in developing world (eg. Oceania, Nepal, Afghanistan, many African countries, etc.)
  • understanding successful models about how it has been done, eg. PFNet in the Pacific

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