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Third World Research, Development & Innovation 222

Posted by Hemos
from the moving-forward dept.
tovarish writes "It is nice to see that countries like India are trying to research communication techniques in backward and rural areas. While tech savvy people like us enjoy the latest gadgets it is quite a challenge to develop gadgets which actually help the poor and illiterate. While India's satellite launches and outsourcing news are already covered in slashdot umpteen times, sometimes her sensible achievements should be covered too."
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    by blowdart (31458) on Monday October 11, 2004 @10:48AM (#10493098) Homepage
    "What's so darned not-sensible about a satellite launch?"

    Ground control staff have to wear groucho mark fake glasses and moustaches. It's the law.

  • by Infinityis (807294) on Monday October 11, 2004 @11:01AM (#10493216) Homepage
    infinityis writes "It is nice to see that countries like United States, etc. are trying to research communication techniques in nerdy and technical areas like http://www.slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org]. While rural people like in India enjoy the simlple life it is quite a challenge to develop technology that gives Americans more time to relax. While the USA's lack of shuttle launches and outsourcing problems are already covered in news outlets umpteen times, sometimes her senseless technological advances should be covered too."
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 11, 2004 @11:54AM (#10493733)
    I had occassion to look beyond my nose this morning, and you won't believe what I saw! There's a whole world out there, not just America, and there's many things in it. Like , countries !?! and they have *gasp* different forms of government!! and telephones, and TV? And the youngsters go to places like school and college and all. I didn't know college existed outside the good ol' US of A. God knows what they teach there. Should we bomb them out of existence before they become a threat to world peace, you think?
  • by Zareste (761710) on Monday October 11, 2004 @03:52PM (#10496452) Homepage
    It basically goes by the following:

    1. number of nuclear weapons
    2. kill count
    3. military size
    4. countries destroyed
    5. number of broken treaties
    6. skin lightness
    7. number of deaths by pollution
    8. number of McDonalds establishments

    Add them up and if you score high enough, congrats! You're a first-world country. Let's go kill some Iraqis.

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