Bridging the African Digital Divide--With a 'Toaster'
Jun 18, 2008, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanie Hanes)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."