BBC News: India's simple computer for the poor
Sep 24, 2001, 20:32 (1 Talkback[s])
"Almost every village in India nowadays has at least
one long distance telephone booth. So you would go there. This
would dial up automatically, The village head or the farmer just
needs to connect it and then it would go and fetch the information
and convert the text into speech.
And likewise fertiliser information - seeds information -
whatever, relating to farming and agriculture.
...We have had a tremendous response from all over the world -
from South America to Australia and every other country in between
including some of the developed countries. Even the developed
countries are interested in seeing how they could use it. Not just
for applications for the poor but also applications for the urban
elite, the urban affluent."