Wiring the Saami

I haven’t been blogging every good post from Another World is Here because that would basically be a mirror of their site. Everything on there is good. Today they have an article about wiring the Saami people of Sweden, Norway, Finland et al. Honest to god, there is a Saami Network Connectivity Project which is exploring how to offer email and reindeer telemetry systems to nomadic Saami. They are proposing using Delay Tolerant Networking, which is also being proposed for offering internet access in outer space. I’ve read exactly this kind of networking as stuff of science fiction but now it is real. The Saami are also using the internet to preserve their culture. This is all highly fascinating stuff.