Unwiring West Africa
by Schuyler Erle
Related link: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=6299
A PPP connection at 2400 baud over the HF band isn't fast enough for web browsing, but it'll sure do e-mail -- and HF hasn't got the line-of-sight constraints you find at higher frequencies, like the 2.4 GHz band that 802.11b inhabits. As seen on Slashdot, a Linux Journal article tells all about how the International Rescue Committee has been unwiring Guinean villages for e-mail. Linux to the rescue, once again!