Wired: Laos Online: Pedal for Its Mettle
Jan 11, 2003, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Imagine being asked to design an Internet-connected computer
network that can function without telephone lines or
"The equipment will also be subjected to torrential rains every
six months, and will have to cope with high temperatures and
choking clouds of red dust for the rest of the year.
"Sounds like a system administrator's nightmare, but volunteer
tech experts working with the Remote IT Village Project in rural
Laos say that all it takes is some pedal-powered generators, a few
wireless antennas and some rugged, Linux-powered computers..."