Question Box: Accessing the Internet’s Knowledge Offline

Question Box: Accessing the Internet’s Knowledge Offline
technology

Open Mind's Question Box project make the internet's information accessible to individuals in the developing world at the touch of the button.

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 23 october 2009

Reminiscent of the analog blogging that we wrote about earlier this year, we take inspiration from Open Mind’s Question Box project that attempts to make the internet’s information accessible to individuals in the developing world. Solar-powered intercoms are installed in villages, enabling anyone to connect with a live operator at the touch of the button. In essence, the service is designed to bring realtime answers to under served populations in way that is both understandable and relevant. The Question Box program is currently operating in parts of India and Uganda.

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