Handheld Kenya

I have always felt that the true appeal of e-books lay in replacing textbooks.
bq.Fifty-four 11-year-old students are willing guinea pigs in an extraordinary experiment aimed at using technology to deliver education across the continent. In the Eduvision pilot project, textbooks are out, customised Pocket PCs, referred to as e-slates, are very much in. They are wi-fi enabled and run on licence-free open source software to keep costs down. – “Richard Taylor(Kenya pilots handheld education)”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/4727617.stm It sounds like there are a number of potential obstacles to the program such as availablity of electricity for recharging as well as wear and tear on the units, but there is a great deal of potential as well. It will be interesting to see if this project could spread to more developed countries.