[Foundation-l] One Wikipedia Per Person (regarding the distribution of and the ability to read Wikipedia)
thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 00:14:52 UTC 2009
2009/6/2 Yann Forget <yann at forget-me.net>:
> 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.
While I can't imagine how I managed it now, I don't remember
struggling with browsing Wikipedia on a 56K modem. In fact, I think I
browsed it on a 36.6K modem... If it is what you are used to, it
really doesn't seem that bad.
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