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India - Hole in the Wall, October, 2002

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School girls crown around computers

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An 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.]
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Kids-Eye View: Looking Through the Hole in the Wall


Reporter's 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.

Parents and Teachers: For your teens
FRONTLINE/World partner YouthNOISE provides ways for youth to learn more about the digital divide. Teens can visit the YouthNOISE site to answer a poll, discuss with their peers, and read articles on the digital divide. Created by Save the Children, YouthNOISE is an interactive teen Web site that inspires young people to learn about issues affecting their generation, connects them with other teens and encourages them to take action.


Boys run towards the computer