There’s a short story in Memex 1.1 about several elementary schools in rural Cambodia that are hooked into the internet by a most ingenious fashion. A motorcycle passes everyday with a WiFi computer strapped behind the rider. This computer wirelessly transfers email to and from the school and delivers it back to a regional school in the local capital equipped with a satellite dish for a bulk exchange to the outside world.
It’s an amazing solution to the connectivity problems much of the world faces. The Motoman network was designed by First Mile Solutions.
I wrote last week about how the collapse of the Gulf Stream due to global warming could plunge Britain into an ice age. Well it appears the Pentagon is thinking along the same lines, drawing up battle plans for the end of the world.
Ottmar Liebert, guitarist, progenitor of an entire genre of music, has a Radio Userland weblog and a passion for all things Macintosh. I own several of his albums, this has prompted me to look into getting some more of his recent stuff.
Here’s a great panorama of Gusev Crater, taken just after Spirit left the lander and before it broke down.
Xeni Jardin interviews Glenn Reeves, Mars Rover software architect, about the problems plaguing Spirit in No Life on Mars, But Many Bugs.