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lainlives
10-16-2007, 12:26 AM
Simply amazing...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4445060.stm

djr33
10-16-2007, 12:29 AM
Hmm... I heard about that about 3 years ago. Seems it's being slow. But that's pretty cool. It'll be nice when it actually catches on.

boogyman
10-16-2007, 03:22 AM
i dont get it? but umm okay?

djr33
10-16-2007, 03:35 AM
You turn the crank and it powers the laptop. I think 15 minutes turning is an hour or something.
It's $100 to allow poorer nations to afford these and spread technology, allowing news and word processing, etc., in these communities that otherwise would not have computers.

jscheuer1
10-17-2007, 09:27 PM
There are some countries still where the entire internet is hand cranked.

Twey
10-17-2007, 09:38 PM
Ireland, apparently. I was speaking to someone the other day whose local communications companies refuse to believe the building in which he lives actually exists.