Daily Archives: 01/31/2004


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.