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[Computerbank] CNN.com - Pedaling onto the Information Superhighway - Feb. 18, 2003


"BAN PHON KHAM, Laos (AP) -- Villagers in this remote jungle hamlet have lived 
for years without electricity or telephones, relying on occasional visitors 
and a sluggish postal system for news of the outside world. 
But soon many of its residents will be jumping on stationary bikes to pedal 
their way onto the Information Superhighway. 
Custom-built computers -- running on bicycle-powered generators -- will 
transport villagers from rice fields to chat rooms and Web sites worldwide. 
They'll be able to monitor rice and vegetable prices, sell handicrafts and 
e-mail relatives. "

Romana Challans
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