MIT researchers tracked cast-off Netbooks to find out what the "afterlives" of our electronic gadgets are like.
They sent refurbished Netbooks to people in developing countries. The researchers set up the computers to record location and take pictures, and send the data home to MIT. The Netbooks carried stickers explaining the project in the local language.
The ghostly images are random windows into the everyday lives of people in Africa, South Asia, and Indonesia. Here, we're traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal.
July 24, 2011 3:59 AM PDT
Photo by: MIT Senseable City Lab video; screenshot by Eric Smalley/CNET