magicbike and barefoot college

via reblog comes an optimistic outlook on the ideas of Yury Gitman

Magicbike, a roving hotspot that creates mobile hotzones for special events and just for fun. What made the project so interesting was not just the technology solution Gitman provided, but the almost Rorschachian quality of the work: it has been alternatively described as an art project, a business utility, an activism catalyst, an emergency device, a protest tool and, in my own bias, a means of breaking the digital divide by bringing free Wi-Fi access to impoverished .. more
.. hmm, reading this my thoughts meander back to some report on the independence of solar power driven lamps, which are allowing the evening classes – a crucial part of the concept – at the barefoot colleges in India’s rural areas. New potential fields for ideas of the the wireless .. ???
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