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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."

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