“When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you. When a kid gets diarrhea, no, there’s no website that relieves that,” said Bill Gates, when asked about Internet connectivity providing secondary benefits to low-income countries, and Google planning on bringing Internet connectivity by floating broadband transmitters on balloons.
In the Businessweek interview with Brad Stone, Mr. Gates talks about why he feels digital revolution is not for really low income countries.
Here is the link to the interview.
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