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May 7, 2005

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." --William Butler Yeats

Hole In the Wall

Looking beyond the perimeter fence from inside his IT compound in New Delhi India, Sugata Mitra could literally see the digital divide; young techno-savvy professionals inside, dispossessed children outside. Taking it upon himself to bridge this divide, he cut a hole in the fence and hooked up a computer to give the children a chance to see what one was. What happened next amazed him. They taught themselves how to use it.

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