The role of intermediaries in the development of asynchronous rural access

Watkins, J, Tacchi, J and Kiran, M 2009, 'The role of intermediaries in the development of asynchronous rural access', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), San Diego, USA, 19 - 24 July 2009, pp. 451-459.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title The role of intermediaries in the development of asynchronous rural access
Author(s) Watkins, J
Tacchi, J
Kiran, M
Year 2009
Conference name 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
Conference location San Diego, USA
Conference dates 19 - 24 July 2009
Proceedings title Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Germany
Start page 451
End page 459
Total pages 9
Abstract In Orissa state, India, the DakNet system supports asynchronous Internet communication between an urban hub and rural nodes. DakNet is noteworthy in many respects, not least in how the system leverages existing transport infrastructure. Wi-Fi transceivers mounted on local buses send and receive user data from roadside kiosks, for later transfer to/from the Internet via wireless protocols. This store-and-forward system allows DakNet to offer asynchronous communication capacity to rural users at low cost. The original ambition of the DakNet system was to provide email and SMS facilities to rural communities. Our 2008 study of the communicative ecology surrounding the DakNet system revealed that this ambition has now evolved - in response to market demand - to the extent that e-shopping (rather than email) has become the primary driver behind the DakNet offer. © 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Subjects Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Human-computer interaction
ICT for development
Mobile services
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-642-02713-0_48
ISSN 0302-9743
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