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Photos: Truck batteries and PCs in rural India

Bringing computer technology to India's villages is fraught with practical and bureaucratic challenges.

Truck batteries and PCs in rural India

Professor Jitendra Shah, of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, supervises this affordable-computing lab in a village east of Mumbai.

Credit: Michael Kanellos

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Truck batteries and PCs in rural India

The truck battery runs the PCs. Shah is looking at ways to replace some PCs with solar-powered terminals to cut energy consumption.

Credit: Michael Kanellos

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