04 March 2010

Individual vs. Government

Another wonderful example of how the individual's creativity is always better than government trying to create solutions.
Volunteers in Afghanistan -- both locals and foreigners from the MIT Bits and Atoms lab -- have been building out a wireless network made largely from locally scrounged junk. They call it "FabFi" and it's kicking ass, especially when compared with the World Bank-funded alternative, which has spent seven years and hundreds of millions of dollars and only managed its first international link last summer.

Amazing, but not surprising.

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