Seeing an opportunity to affect a positive impact on low wage consumers, Derek Lomas talks about the benefits of Play Power.org in this open source gaming keynote.
Cheap computers are being sold for roughly eight to 12 dollars in markets throughout the developing world. The technology runs on the old 8bit 65O2 microchip, originally used for the Apple 2 computer, BBC Micro and Nintendo gaming system.
With the development of some number and typing games, the computers can become learning tools, granting people the opportunity to go from a dollar a day to a dollar an hour income. According to Lomas, "this market intervention model will leverage the existing low cost manufacturing base and make use of the global informal distribution networks" in order to create an economically transformative learning experience.