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Internet in a (big) box

The shipping containers that are used to shuttle cargo all around the world via ship, rail and road have a lifetime of about 20 years.  Other than melting them down for scrap, what can they be used for?

Computer Aid International found that they could use these containers for house computer labs to provide Internet access to developing countries.  Using solar power and low powered netbooks like the XO, they are able to bring an oasis of information to the desert.  Very cool!

 

(Photo Courtesy of photohome_uk / Steve Gibson on flickr)


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