question box

Have you ever called a friend while you were out to ask them to google something for you? An innovative project lets Indian people look up information on the internet through the help of a simple intercom:

What is question box?
The Question Box is a simple telephone intercom. Its purpose is to connect people to the Internet. It requires no literacy or computer skills.

Users place a free call by pushing the green button. They connect to an operator sitting in front of an Internet-enabled computer.

Users ask the operator questions. The operator goes online and finds their answers, translating them into the local language. The operator also sends & receives emails on the caller’s behalf.

In the near future, users will be able to call the operator directly from their telephones.


1 Response to “question box”

  1. 1 Rose July 3, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Hey, thanks for blogging about Question Box Project! We’re really excited to see so much interest and enthusiasm across the world.

    Rose, Open Mind/Question Box Founder

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