Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tablets for kids

Tablets for kids



Only a short time ago, I mentioned that the government had imposed an additional tax on the internet and cell phone providers.
Well, just last week it came to my attention that provisions have been made in the 2015 budget to spend that windfall in two ways.
 First, there is a start up company in the Quito area that is producing tablets for the android market. As yet I have not seen one, nor have I seen any advertising for the product.
You can see where I am going; by the new year they should be in a position to ship.
In the new year, the government has made a commitment to provide 1 million tablets to the schools in Ecuador.
Not only is this a bold move, but is it also a gamble?
Will the company be able to provide the number of tablets required within that year?
How will the tablets be distributed, and will the tablets slot into the current teaching methods?
As this is a start up company, will they be able to provide the support for the tablets with firmware and software?
Now you know where that extra 3% tax is going next year.



Fall Seven Times, Get up Eight: The Japanese War Brides

Three daughters tell the story of Japanese women who landed in 1950s America -- the brides of young GIs brought home from an enemy nation.
This is a peek into the modern history of America. In trying to make this film, these 3 women have released some of the lesser known outcomes of the second world war.
The three ladies have put tremendous effort into painstakingly sifting through material that is slowly being eroded by time, and a generation that is fading.
These ladies need a little help to finish this project. Please go to the link and find out more. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/528473920/fall-seven-times-get-up-eight-the-japanese-war-bri