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Campaign Raises Funds To Send Wikipedia Readers To Kids Without Internet 97

Posted by timothy
from the billions-of-words dept.
Eloquence writes "Remember the WikiReader? It was pitched as a device that would contain the text of the entire English Wikipedia, and run on two AAA batteries for months. Unfortunately it was sold to the wrong audience: people who already have smartphones, tablets and laptops. At a cost of $20 per device, Aislinn Dewey and Victor Grigas (who works for Wikimedia) are trying to raise funds to buy up the company's inventory and ship WikiReaders to kids in places without Internet connectivity."
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Campaign Raises Funds To Send Wikipedia Readers To Kids Without Internet

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 05, 2013 @12:24PM (#43635339)

    And some of them overlap with languages widely spoken in countries with poor internet access, such as French and Spanish.

    True, but to avoid any misunderstanding it's probably best to point out that some areas of France are quite well developed - in Paris you could easily think you were in a modern country.

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