Tapping into the power of smartphones, laptops and tablets to deliver offline information and resourcesBy Widernet
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The eGranary Pocket Library is a microchip that taps into the power of smartphones, laptops and tablets to deliver offline information and educational resources to billions of people. It's a streamlined version of the eGranary Digital Library, which has been offering an offline imitation of the internet, via hard drive, to two-thirds of the world.
The idea isn't to fit four terabytes of data on a single chip, but rather to miniaturise the eGranary's core technology – a few thousand documents that a given institution, such as a medical school in Zambia, identifies as its core material. These 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB chips can then be inserted into devices delivered to the developing world.
Last updated: 05th of September, 2016