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Indian scientist embeds a high-speed computer in a wall bordering
a slum, turns it on, and watches what happens as children begin
to teach themselves to use the machine. [This story was originally broadcast in October of 2002, with an encore broadcast on many PBS stations March 20, 2003.] watch video >> read
Notebook: Making Connections FRONTLINE/World reporter Rory O'Connor describes
his meeting with Dr. Sugata Mitra, founder of the Hole in the
Wall, and relays some of the technical details of the project--
all in the midst of 118 degrees Fahrenheit heat.
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