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On Turbocharged, Heat-Seeking, Robotic Fishing Poles

boat delivering OLPC

One Laptop Per Child systems being delivered by boat as part of OLPC Mexico Nayarit.

Credit: OLPC Mexico

There is a well-known proverb, "If you give someone a fish, they'll eat for a day; if you teach them how to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime." The point is obvious. It also packs insights that are relevant for the technologist interested in international development.

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