Monday, April 17, 2006

Attempts to bridge the digital chasm in India

Interesting story from this morning's BBC Technology report, which includes the statistic that while the population in India is "becoming younger and more affluent," little more than 5% have been touched at all by the 'digital age.'
Factors to consider are not just cost, but primarily literacy. People know what to do with a TV, but a PC is much more of an enigma.
The story also mentions the Intel Community PC, which is able to withstand the dust and humid conditions of rural India. Now I think that is truly an innovation (and I'm betting it took -someone- going there and reporting that not everyone lives in server room conditions!)
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