Internet for all

..the hardware

The hardware Solution

Although the Apple ipad largely started the Tablet revolution there are now a vast selection of tablets out there that are easy to use and would suit this purpose

Suitable devices tablets would not have to be ipads but can be Android or Windows powered.  With 10 inch screen tablets available for far less than £100 then connecting to the Internet is probably cheaper than it has ever been. Bulk purchasing for this project and a special operating system ‘shell’ specifically designed for new users would both reduce costs and improve usability.

Hand this device to anyone unfamiliar with computers, switch it on that and they are looking at a window on the world with a very logical touch screen - not just an awkward mix of software and hardware.


- looks like real life -

- Zoom in and out -

- Touchscreen -


- Fast processor -

- Plenty of memory -

- A real computer -


- Low power -

- Battery & Mains -

- Weighs 1 Kg -

- Cool running -

OS Sytem

- TV, Film & Video -

- Music -

- Information -

- Apps -

- Games -

- Social sites -

The Hardware Problem

Those of us so familiar with computers switch it on, use the myriad of dissimilar and unconnected software, deal with those inevitable glitches or freezes, reboot, buy on-line, chat on-line, etc, without a second thought. I have taught many people unfamiliar with computers how to use them. However, when I first started I immediately realised there is nothing simple or natural about using a computer if you have never used one. Desktop computers and laptops are just not that straightforward.

Current computers are physically difficult to use if you are new to them, particularly if you have any physical limitations. Mice, track pads and mouse pointers on computers are awkward to learn, whilst keyboards suit the touch typist more than the casual user. Desktop computers are usually fixed in one place, whilst mobile laptops suffer from being either big and bulky full size models, or the smaller ‘web book’ versions with tiny screens, tiny keyboards and tiny mouse pointers. Even after learning to use the hardware the next daunting prospect is the software. What you want to actually use is frequently embedded in a cumbersome operating system packed full of software that you will never use and just seems there to get in the way. The software you do actually use has little in common with each other, either in layout or use. Your programs are rarely linked logically together, sometimes even clashing and just seem unnecessarily complicated. Before everyone can have access to the internet a computer needed to exist that is logical and straightforward to use. Only now does such a computer cheaply exist.

How does this computer do it?