Monday, March 10, 2008

$15 Computer in India

From TV Computer
Ok, I finally went in and bought one of the 'TV Computers' that I've seen being sold on the streets on India. I never thought they would actually work, because they are so unbelievably cheap--rs500 or $12.50, and they come with a keyboard, mouse, light gun, two game controllers, and two game cartridges.

But guess what? It works! And I'm amazed at the capability. There is a word processor, a music composer, typing training, even a BASIC programming shell!

I like that it plugs into the TV, because it makes 'computing' fundamentally more social (even family oriented) than a laptop or even PC. And since nearly half of all Indian households have a television, there is a great potentially market. The funny thing is that a lot of the Srishti Design students who saw me playing with this used to have one themselves, several years ago. Back then, this cost nearly rs3000 ($75).

So take a look at this, and let me know what you think. Might this be a viable ICT4D technology??

TV Computer

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I want one!

March 14, 2008 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sir, are a idiot!

August 10, 2008 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great~~
when it will sell at online store...??

October 6, 2008 9:44 PM  

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