10 June 2014

Nothing without Googlé

Michael Kleiman and Michael Pertnoy, in an Op-Doc for the Times, document the ups and downs of getting communications connectivity to a remote village in Peru.

Students in the school at the hamlet of Palestina had been issued OLPC XO laptops, but securing internet and wireless connectivity was difficult.

Palestina is a 10-hour boat ride on the Purus River from the nearest airstrip. A local carpenter says that the village needs a road more than it needs cellphone coverage. He's probably right.

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