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“Our Problem is Internet” on BRCKs in Schools

Erik Hersman | April 16th, 2014

Yesterday we spent the morning taking a few new pictures of the BRCK, since there had been some cosmetic changes to the design (we moved the light on ...

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An Unequal Distribution

Erik Hersman | April 7th, 2014

My business partner for many years, Juliana Rotich, gave a great talk at TED last year in which she talked about the unequal distribution of informati...

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Turkana, Texas, and Miles to Go Before We Sleep

Nivi Sharma | March 7th, 2014

Since we last updated you a month ago, a lot of great things have been happening. Reg and Erik are on their way to Austin, speaking at SXSW on Friday....

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BRCK is Hiring

Erik Hersman | February 11th, 2014

We’re looking for great people to join the new BRCK team and help us build an amazing technology company here in Nairobi, Kenya. Simply good won...

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What do we mean by “Designed in Kenya”?

Erik Hersman | January 28th, 2014

The BRCK is designed and developed here in Nairobi, Kenya. As you might expect, this is a very different experience than doing it in China, US or EU. ...

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The Case for Engineering the BRCK in Africa – Part 2

Philip Walton | January 21st, 2014

(Yesterday’s post: Part 1) I came home this weekend to find that the water pump that goes from our outside tank to the house was no longer funct...

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The Case for Engineering BRCK in Africa – Part 1

Erik Hersman | January 21st, 2014

(Note: I’ll do another post later on the challenges, constraints and opportunities of designing in Africa, but here’s a real case study fo...

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A Short BRCK Interview on CCTV (Video)

Erik Hersman | January 20th, 2014

At the end of 2013 I sat down with Jiitu Abraham of CCTV to talk about the BRCK. I cover why we built it and who we’re seeing the most interest ...

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