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The Go-Anywhere Cyber Cafe In a Shipping Container

May 21st, 2010 05:13 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

nk497 writes “UK IT charity Computer AID has come up with a clever idea to use shipping containers to house thin-client based, solar-powered cyber cafes, which can be used to bring connectivity to rural communities in Africa. The £20,000 boxes use a single Pentium 4 PC split out using thin client devices to offer computing to 10 people via local wireless access or mobile broadband. The solar power created from a single panel is enough to power the PC, 10 monitors, lighting and also to charge mobile phones. Computer Aid founder Tony Roberts notes: “The power of this idea is that we can drop that container anywhere in the world, literally in the middle of the Sahara desert.”"

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