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Andre
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http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/09/africa/ared-solar-charging-kio...

I am not sure the technology would have great use here, where a power plug, or car plug is usually easily available, but for some parts of Africa, I can see the merits of what the young gent offers. And I always find it interesting that those at the lowest rung of the economic ladder, typically demonstrate the biggest drive to succeed. Being born at the poverty level leaves little room to go except up, kudos to this gent for pursuing his dreams.
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Boaty McBoatface
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So how did he get a university place when they have to be paid for?
 
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That's pretty cool. And Andre, as to your point about the impoverished coming up with good ideas, well, necessity is the mother of invention.
 
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abadolato01 wrote:
I always find it interesting that those at the lowest rung of the economic ladder, typically demonstrate the biggest drive to succeed.


I assume you are not talking about the people in the USA ?
 
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abadolato01 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/09/africa/ared-solar-charging-kio...

I am not sure the technology would have great use here, where a power plug, or car plug is usually easily available, but for some parts of Africa, I can see the merits of what the young gent offers. And I always find it interesting that those at the lowest rung of the economic ladder, typically demonstrate the biggest drive to succeed. Being born at the poverty level leaves little room to go except up, kudos to this gent for pursuing his dreams.


Cool idea...I've seen similar from India and Brazil, I think, but good idea.

Those nations (mostly) are able to skip the wire infrastructure of phone lines, which on balance is a good thing.



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Andre
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jeremycobert wrote:
abadolato01 wrote:
I always find it interesting that those at the lowest rung of the economic ladder, typically demonstrate the biggest drive to succeed.


I assume you are not talking about the people in the USA ?


Why would you assume that?
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