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Google takes Internet to villages

I have read this news article - wherein Google takes Internet to the villages in India. They have an Internet enabled bus that will camp in villages and experience the villagers to get a flavor of the Internet...

Once a villager is convinced, and finds the immense potential of the Net, they might just adopt the medium in one form or another...

Hmmm...a nice way to bridge the great Indian 'Digital Divide'... but, reminds me of an old Hindi saying "Rahne ko ghar nahin, sara jahan hamara"

Will these people who struggle with the lack of basic amenities and infrastructure.. find Internet of any use that will change their day to day struggle. What value add would Google search engine give to these people??

Interesting though, I will need to follow this project of Google and see its effectiveness..

For the news article - read here