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Indian Taxi drivers get tooled up

Video emails have found a practical use -- keeping Bombay taxi drivers in touch with their families, according to the New Scientist.
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Written by Jane Wakefield on

In February India's Department of Telecommunications installed video cameras in eight booths in Bombay and Janupur. For 30p users can record a 3-minute video message. Video messages recorded in Bombay are compressed into a 2MB file and emailed to a booth in Janupur, a village 1200 kilometres away in North India.

A reply can be sent back to Bombay.

A British taxi driver reacted to the news saying: "You're 'avin a laugh intya..."

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