Wes Alkin (@MakeItCountWes)
11/12/12 6:12 AM
"How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions & transform computing"qz.com/26244/how-a-20… @ClevrU
But the Aakash 2 isn’t just about replacing textbooks: It’s about bringing the full-fledged Internet to users who have never touched it before. In India, competition for wireless connectivity is so cutthroat that it’s possible to get an unlimited prepaid mobile data plan for $2 a month.
The Indian government is already connecting 600 universities and 1,200 collegeswith broadband and wifi, in addition to an effort to connect 250,000 villages with fiber-optic internet in the next two years, at a cost of $4.5 billion. Even so, says Tuli, almost all connectivity to individual devices—the so called “last mile” connection of the internet—will be achieved through cellphone networks.
http://thedisruptiondepartment.org/node/158 - via Greg
Imagine if the government partnered with private companies to maintain broadband wireless networks everywhere in the U.S. and the resources to access these networks.
imagine if we let people in schools 7 hours a day - work on these things... we could have it done tomorrow..
|Fred Bartels (@fredbartels)|
11/12/12 6:17 AM
Millions of us buying generators nytimes.com/2012/11/11/bus… is a massive indictment of the utility companies. #fail #sandy #coned
oh.. what kids/schools could be doing...
|Michel Bauwens (@mbauwens)|
11/12/12 6:03 AM
RT @jlievens: Video of the Day: Don Tapscott on the Taxonomy of Networks | @scoopit via mbauwenssco.lt/9JYaKf
policy - but not government based
governance - but not state based - may even exclude states
just a language to help us understand this new phenomenon
ie.. listening tour
people will come if they feel it's safe.. as in not hunted.. used.. (ed, et al)
11/12/12 6:20 AM
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