As for Guido Sohne's comment on battery life of hand-helds: Of course the real alternative is in effecient circuit design and perhaps the genre of mini fuel cells being researched on by various East Asian companies.
However, there is one solution in low-cost solar power. Do visit <www.biodesign.org.uk> and the URL below this message. Udit Chaudhuri MAXIMISE YOUR MILLIWATT http://microPower.blogspot.com "Guido Sohne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> 1. What new "high impact" technologies are on the 3-year horizon? Who >> (exactly) needs to do what (concretely) to make those technologies >> widely available? > > Hardware: Cheap handhelds (approx $100) that are Wi-Fi (or GSM 3G) > capable. Either as a telephone or a handheld tablet. Processing power > won't matter too much, battery life will be more important. Linux is an > ideal choice for these devices. No keyboard. ..snip... ------------ This DOT-COM Discussion is funded by the dot-ORG USAID Cooperative Agreement, and hosted by GKD. http://www.dot-com-alliance.org provides more information. To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd For the GKD database, with past messages: http://www.GKDknowledge.org