fredag den 30. april 2010

The Taj and Beer for Data Program

Hvor meget kan man få for en six-pack?

How much do I get for a pint?


The Taj in Jalalabad, Afghanistan is indeed an oddity. Not only is it the only bar in eastern Afghanistan, it is also the location where an ingenious "Beer for Data" program began. Put simply, if visitors to the bar have useful data (gps plots, imagery, technology white papers...) they can trade this information for a beer. This is the best method for information sharing between NGOs I've ever heard of.

This video is part of a much longer interview of Smari McCarthy by Vinay Gupta. The complete video can be found here:

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