It's called Success in a Box. The "box" is a wind-up-powered laptop computer (see photo) that has been developed to sell for $199 to poor people in developing nations. When the user presses the start button, a menu of courses like this will appear:
- How to start a successful business
- How to become a better reader
- how to become a better thinker and writer
- Learn English (perhaps the Rosetta Stone software.)
Success in a Box could be sold for profit to the consumer or as a non-profit item to governments, foundations, and other nonprofits. For example, Grameen Bank, a microlending nonprofit, could give one to grantees. Prisons could give one to inmates about to be released.
What do you think: Good idea? Bad idea? Suggestions for improving it?