Pedaling onto the Information Superhighway

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jewelzz, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

    And you thought you had it bad :p

    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.

    The project, expected to launch as early as this spring, gets around the lack of phone lines through a clever application of the increasingly popular WiFi technology, which is used to wirelessly connect laptops, handhelds and other devices elsewhere.

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  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    "PEDAL HARDER!!! the page is loading toooo slowly." :p

    You gotta be kidding?!?!?! :eek: :eek: :p

    I can imagine when the kids wanna play a computer game and they start fighting over who's turn it is and they stop pedaling and the game goes belly up. :p
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

    Petal, Mississippi
    What an interesting concept:

    Here's a suggestion:
    We get a whole bunch of volunteers from Weight Watchers and let them exercise while gonaads and I check out the porn sites!:cool:
  4. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    LMAO whahahahahahahaha!

    Holy kickers gonaads, I don't know what I would do without your comments on crap, tell you what buddy, I wouldn't be sitting here laughing to the point when my grand mother comes in asking if everything is allright because my face goes that red :p :p
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :p :cool:
  6. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

    Brighton, West Sussex, UK

    Well its an idea