Sunday, February 22, 2009

Government of India To Bridge Digital Divide

a $10-$20 laptop with 2 GB main memory and WiFi access. Well sounds impossible but the pilot of this device developed by IIT Madras and IISc bangalore has just been unveiled in Tirupati. Although more specification details have not been realeased but it will certainly boost the usage of educational portals in India with govt. planning to distribute it to educational institutions. Provision has been made in the 11th plan for it with over 20 billion Rs. earmarked for the same.

The same is likely tro improve the quality of education imparted at the institutions in rural india and digital study material sharing will lead to boost of overall educational sentiment in India.

So what next a dollar 1 I-Pod?

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