[Foundation-l] One Wikipedia Per Person (regarding the distribution of and the ability to read Wikipedia)

Yann Forget yann at forget-me.net
Mon Jun 1 23:31:15 UTC 2009

Thomas Dalton wrote:
> 2009/6/1 Yann Forget <yann at forget-me.net>:
>> Last I asked, broadband Internet access in India was about INR 1500 (32
>> US$), which is at least a week day salary for an Indian worker.
>> True, in theory, there are Internet cafes, but last I tried (in 2007)
>> they can be really used for looking at Wikipedia (too slow).
> 1500 rupees for how long? And do you mean week's salary or day's
> salary? It can't be both! What is the point of these internet cafes if
> the connection is too slow to browse a predominantly text website?

Sorry, INR 1500 for a month.
Well, you can still send a few mail (think it is like a 56 K connection).
But most people have TV, so broadcasting some content could reach a lot
of people.

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