- Tablets left in Ethiopian village – no instructions. Hacked within 5 months.
- LiferSubscriberPosted 5 years ago
“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.”wwaswasSubscriber
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.Posted 5 years ago
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