• Blog Action Day: Poverty – Ending Poverty with Open Hardware

    by  • October 15, 2008 • Hexayurt • 1 Comment

    I gave this talk – about how appropriate technology can save billions of people from the worst effects of poverty – in Reykjavik earlier this year. Here are the slides from the talk and a link to a discussion thread on Global Swadeshi, a poverty alleviation / appropriate technology social network. (gv link)

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    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


    One Response to Blog Action Day: Poverty – Ending Poverty with Open Hardware

    1. October 22, 2008 at 9:47 pm


      Excellent concept, I have arrived at similar conclusions and am traveling down a very similar path with my work.

      I am part of a team of people developing open hardware designs for low cost telephony. My specific interest is using this technology to help people in the developing world.

      Google on “village telco” and “open hardware wired” (recent article in Wired magazine).

      It would be nice to touch base via email or phone some time.



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