"One of the things that's been wandering around my mind lately
(one of thousands) is the thought of the wild woods. In other
words, places in the world that are away from civilization, away
from the normal creature comforts of daily life, such as areas in
Northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, sections of Africa, and others
like that. Places where you have enough power to run a machine, but
no internet connection, or if you do, it's sparing at best.
"Places like this sometimes have computers, and a reasonable
amount of use for one, but they're way outside the normal network
connected sphere of influence you see in the regular world. That
then begs the question, how do we get Linux into areas like
"The One Laptop Per Child project and others like that are
working to solve that problem for many of us. However, what do you
do about the people who already have computers and either have
never heard about Linux, or have no way to get it (ie, no internet,
or limited connectivity). What can we do to bring Linux to them?
Has anyone even thought about this?"