India’s wireless culture

My recent trip to India opened my eyes to how Indians were using wireless technologies in various different spheres of life. I saw a wireless-enabled ATM machine on a ferry, and wireless-enabled delivery boys with credit card machines. Even arranged marriages have become mobile-enabled. Crooks are running their crime empires using mobile phones right from the prisons. Today I came across this report about how National Informatics Centre and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) are planning to use mobile technologies and foster “better agriculture.” NIC has set-up and the site will have the latest information on prices of agricultural product. The information will distributed via cell phones to farmers in two states – Goa and Haryana.

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