Wireless Pedal Pushers
Well, never fear, bicycle-powered wireless LAN networking is here.
Yep, a post on Slashdot, details the Heath Robinson-like construction of a prototype cycle-powered wireless networking system.
However, while provoking visions of system admins at cash-strapped wireless startups pedaling furiously all day to keep their networks running, there is a serious point behind the pedal-pushing.
The system has been put together by the Jhai Foundation in an effort to build what it calls a PC for the Rest of the World. The foundation is attempting to develop a simple computing and communications system that can be used by villages in Laos that don't have electricity to stay in touch. Should save them a lot of hollering.
— Dan Jones, Senior Editor, Unstrung