Most computers here in India do NOT seem to have Quicktime installed. I guess they don’t watch movie trailers? Ah of course, they don’t have broadband. Most computers run anything from Win 95 to Win XP. A “copied” WinXP CD + serial costs between 5 and 10 US$.
For the record, I’m really enjoying purselipsquarejaw.org. I’m going to let the past 3 days sink in for a few days before I start writing about the Akshaya project I’ve been visiting.
Rural India: not as simple as we think: ” over 30% of rural households had at least one bank account.”
The Worldchanging article asks about cellphones. I am in Malappuram now, where 60% of households has a person working in a Gulf country. They’re mostly muslim. Malappuram has the highest density of cellphone penetration I’ve been told: they bring them from the Gulf states (where they’re cheaper) as presents.
On the small beach in Mumbai parents kan pay someone to push their kids around in small play-automobiles.