Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Cell Phone Literacy Ideas in China

I just had a great meeting with Jenny Zhao where we talked about the cell phone industry in China. Jenny manages the China operations for a global cell phone technology company. One of our dreams for the Route 66 technology is that it could be used to teach reading to people all over the world, in English as well as other languages. Having the chance to talk to an expert like Jenny helped me understand the development environment, which cell phone capabilities are widespread in China as well as practical differences in the issues that would be facing us in a country like China. This is an example of why I like my job so much: top people are especially excited to share their knowledge when the topic is doing something socially beneficial.

Of course, it could be years before we do something like this in China, but the seed's been planted!

1 comment:

Cheap Cell said...

That would be a great development, especially for helping people in much rural areas.