[IAEP] [XSCE] Video: Internet-in-a-Box in the Dominican Republic

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Mon May 22 22:51:43 EDT 2017

Excellent! Thx for introducing the project to the folks at Columbia.


On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 3:51 PM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:
> Fantastic video, even if I wish they/d credited "Internet-in-a-Box" (all of
> us, and our OLPC/Sugar origins) rather than crediting me!  I did not know
> this video was coming.  I've asked Columbia Univ folks(*) to more properly
> credit Internet-in-a-Box in future :)
>    https://youtu.be/xI3Ed008Mxo
> (*) under the leadership of Columbia School of Journalism Professor Anne
> Nelson, whose grad student team did all the hard work in the Dominican
> Republic this spring.  Very honest mistake on their part, as our
> http://internet-in-a-Box.org and http://schoolserver.org web sites are
> indeed stale.
> Finally if you too are inspired by what rural health workers are doing for
> Haitians' rights-to-survive in the Dominican Republic, and want to build
> your very own digital library- please do read this important article at
> OpenSource.com (also just published) and feel free to ask us @
> http://iiab.io what you need to make it happen:
>    How to create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi
>    Learn about this inexpensive device for students with restricted internet
>    access and people in remote areas of the world not served by broadband.
>    https://opensource.com/article/17/5/internet-in-a-box-raspberry-pi
> PS developing world hackers & offline content gurus please write me if you
> want to attend our larger http://OFF.NETWORK Wikipedia/OpenStreetMap
> Hackathon in August for hard-core implementers, --taking "meducational"
> humanitarian open content to the next level -- for schools, clinics,
> libraries truly everywhere.  Yes that means heading further into the hills
> than 5G Helicopter Celebrities, beyond even SUNY Potsdam where our hackathon
> will be held ;)  FYI our "Kiwix + Internet-in-Box + Offliners All" hackathon
> will be held in conjunction and right after Wikipedia's own annual community
> powwow in Montreal (https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org) co-located right in
> the same city with DebConf17 (https://debconf17.debconf.org).  Thanks in
> advance to open-access librarians / factivist developers all for getting in
> touch towards joining us from different corners of the globe!!
> "Always do right, this will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
> Mark Twain

Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Professor, Information Systems
San Francisco State University

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