is director of PlayPower Foundation
, a non-profit organization that creates free educational computer software for low-income families in India and other developing countries.
PlayPower gives educational software to computer manufacturers to bundle on low-cost ($12) computers. A TV is used as the monitor.
How are costs kept so low?
These 8-bit computers are in the public domain, and are produced en masse by computer manufacturers in China. A global informal distribution network already exists to bring these inexpensive computers to an emerging middle class.
PlayPower is a global network of developers, designers, academics, NGOs and businesses. People volunteer their programming and design skills to develop these educational games for kids.