Someone else’s Knight proposal — “Includer”

One concern about the shift of news and other information from paper to digital media is the potential to leave some of the public behind.

Andrius Kulikauskas and the Minciu Sodas laboratory is working on this problem with a Knight¬†proposal for a digital “Includer,” or Flash Drive Editor.

It would be “a device for reading and writing text files (such as emails) stored on any USB flash drive. It is optimized for people in Africa with marginal Internet access so that online community might help them reach out locally.”

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Published in: on November 16, 2007 at 4:09 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. Maureen, Thank you for noticing our proposal! We have posted our full proposal here: http://www.worknets.org/wiki.cgi?KnightNewsChallenge Meanwhile we’re taking steps to implement our idea and looking for other ways to fund our work.

    I’m attracted to your idea for news projects in parallel? Perhaps you would like to pursue that at our lab? We have a list of endeavors http://www.worknets.org/wiki.cgi?Endeavors and some working groups that might be relevant such as Fighting Peacefully http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fightingpeacefully/ and Working In Parallel http://groups.yahoo.com/group/workinginparallel/

  2. Andrius, thanks for your comments.

    I’m sorry I haven’t answered sooner.

    You have a lot going on at your site.

    I have an idea related to Africa that possibly you would be interested in. I’ll post it in a bit.


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