Writing as “DFMI (Dispatches From the Music Industry) correspondent” in Portfolio.com’s Tech Observer, Roger McGuinn has some ideas about how to connect the OLPC to the Net. He begins with our abortive attempt to place the Folk Den songs on the OLPC and quickly moves to solar panel powered solutions.

Greg deK
mentioned using “Internet in a Box” [not the 1995 Spry/O’Reilly solution, but a big ole server with a fair sized disk] to supply a static version of say Wikipedia, MIT Courseware and the like in a conversation I had with him last week.

I think that the Air Jaldi wireless mesh being used in Dharamsala by the Tibetans can be a pretty good answer for a lot of places.