"We left the boxes in the village. Closed. Taped shut. No instruction, no human being. I thought, the kids will play with the boxes! Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, but found the on/off switch. He'd never seen an on/off switch. He powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs [in English] in the village. And within five months, they had hacked Android. Some idiot in our organization or in the Media Lab had disabled the camera! And they figured out it had a camera, and they hacked Android."
Tablets left in Ethiopian village - no instructions. Hacked within 5 months.
Intelligence will win out in the end.
No matter where you come from or your upbringing or others expectations of you.
Good on em' I say.
lock them up. H@ckerz.
I heard this on the radio.
brilliant story about how humans are just natural learners and tool users.
I was just left hoping that they didn't remove the tablets at the end of the experiment.
and that the kids, having been given a 'window to the world' weren't disolusioned with what they have to live with day to day.
I also hope that the presence of these devices leads to some sort measurable improvement in their lives and life expectancy.
I was going to ask how they charged them, but it says in the article!
They'll be bidding for your job next week...
They're welcome to it. I might ask andeh for his job in TK Maxx.
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