Ken Banks, the brilliant creator of FrontlineSMS, is now delivering a Lawrence-Lessig-style presentation at the Humanitarian Tech Challenge.  It’s all interesting and worth comment, but right now he’s talking about a friend of his who took “a laptop and 100 used cell phones” to St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Malawi.

That small amount of equipment served 250,000 people, saved $3500 in fuel costs and saved 1,000 hours in travel time. Incredible.

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