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Posted on | January 31, 2011 | No Comments

Have you caught wind of PirateBox?

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What is it?

PirateBox is a self-contained mobile collaboration and file sharing device. Simply turn it on to transform any space into a free and open file sharing network.

This is pretty cool stuff and turns any space into an interactive learning environment.

The “at-you” education model simply does not work and is in need of a hybrid re-imagination.

But the greatest problem faced in many environments is easy sharing of content to smartphones and portable devices.

What is even more interesting is how easy PirateBox is to use.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeIiFKnKPjE[/youtube]

What really makes PirateBox interesting is the ability to share the idea.

DIY PirateBox was created by David Darts and is registered under the Free Art License (FAL 1.3). The Free Art License grants the right to freely copy, distribute, and transform creative works according to the principles of copyleft.

Imagine if this idea of sharing was made a mandate of education for a start?

And who was talking about this? BoingBoing.net.

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