Accessories initially envisioned, and sketched in the book, include plastic hand cranks, solar Wi-Fi repeaters, and yo-yo cranks to provide a source of power, which is frequently lacking in rural, developing communities.
The project considers what might happen if access to information is given to children who’ve barely had access to education. Behar’s participation in this project was critical because one can’t just introduce any laptop into such a condition. He had to design a very specific tool for a particular usage that would translate in any language.
"This proposal sees design as part of the solution in effecting greater change," says Fletcher.