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“Technology crafts” for the digitally underserved

Posted on 29/08/2012 by SuperUser Account in TED Talks Hardware News
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A refreshing change from the throw away society we live in.

Two-thirds of the world may not have access to the latest smartphone, but local electronic shops are adept at fixing older tech using low-cost parts. Vinay Venkatraman explains his work in "technology crafts," through which a mobile phone, a lunchbox and a flashlight can become a digital projector for a village school, or an alarm clock and a mouse can be melded into a medical device for local triage.

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