Bike Powered PCs

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Jahya, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. Jahya

    Jahya Guest

    This is real, but I guess it's funny enough to be a joke (unless you live in Ban Phon Kham, Laos).....

    BAN PHON KHAM, Laos (AP) -- Villagers in this remote jungle hamlet have lived for years without electricity or telephones, relying on occasional visitors and a sluggish postal system for news of the outside world.

    But soon many of its residents will be jumping on stationary bikes to pedal their way onto the Information Superhighway.

    Custom-built computers -- running on bicycle-powered generators -- will transport villagers from rice fields to chat rooms and Web sites worldwide. They'll be able to monitor rice and vegetable prices, sell handicrafts and e-mail relatives.

    Full story here.
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator