Re: Solving World Problems: Step 1

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 11:20:49 MST

> I've been pondering the basic question of educationing the masses
> of the currently uneducated.
> My favorite paradigm is Neal Stephanson's "Diamond Age" or "A young
> Ladies Illustrated Primer".
> What if instead of waiting for the hardware, we were to attempt to
> immplement this in software, via the WWW. The anyone could access
> it via an appropriately equipped Internet connection/device.
> The initial version could be in english, but readily translatable.

See and for some
attempts. They still have a long way to go before becoming useful
primers, but they do seem to be heading in the right direction
(which is why I'm spending a lot of time there).

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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