Nepalese Man Realizing Internet Dreams
from the different-worlds dept
Mike Cassidy from the San Jose Mercury news has been exchanging emails with a guy in Nepal who has a website about his tiny mountainside village in Nepal. It took him quite a while to respond - but that's only because he needs spend five hours walking down the mountain to the highway, and then another four hours on the bus to get to the nearest town that has an internet connection he can use. The guy has already built a school in Nepal, complete with a computer lab (powered by water from the nearest river). Among his many goals is to get internet access to the village. He's hoping he'll be able to figure out a wireless solution, and has been toying around with some WiFi equipment. Of course, all I could think of when I read this was I can't imagine how much spam he needs to go through each time he finally gets to his email account.