|The $79 Endless Computer on the left, bigger and more powerful version (more expensive) on the right.|
Friday, February 19, 2016
The Endless Computer
As we were discussing today the digital divide and access to content, I remembered some of the effort that people have made in the past in their effort to provide computers and access to disadvantaged people around the world. One such recent effort is the Endless Computer, a tiny computer that comes with a bunch of educational content already loaded, for places where internet access is sketchy.
You need a TV screen of any sort for a monitor, and users would need to get a keyboard, but it's a step in the direction of having affordable computers for people without a lot of resources.