Bridging the African Digital Divide--With a 'Toaster'
Jun 18, 2008, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanie Hanes)
"The interior of the massive Chamber of Mines Building, on the
west end of the University of Witwatersrand's main campus, is like
a dark, concrete maze. Drab stairways, imposing walls, the
slightest glimpse of light from an interior courtyard--it's almost
as if the architects hoped to invoke a mine shaft.
"So, when you get to the reception area for the Faculty of
Electrical Engineering, it's hard not to do a double take at the
shiny orange, vending machine-sized box with the cheerful cartoon
logo--the one that proclaims 'Burn free, as free as the source
flows!' It seems gleefully out of place..."