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New handheld aims to bridge digital divide

A non-profit group in India has created a simple, inexpensive, multilingual handheld device aimed at bringing computing to Third World nations--dubbed the "Simputer." The project conceived two-and-a-half years ago during an international seminar on information technology for developing countries.
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A non-profit group in India has created a simple, inexpensive, multilingual handheld device aimed at bringing computing to Third World nations--dubbed the "Simputer." The project conceived two-and-a-half years ago during an international seminar on information technology for developing countries. The idea was to create a low-cost, mass-access device that could bring local-language computing to the masses. Read the column. -- Gary Krakow, MSNBC

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