Keeping tech simple

I love this idea for Live-streaming the City from CityCamp Coventry, brought to my attention on Twitter this morning by Sasha Taylor and others.

I’m an advocate of keeping technology simple, and as cheap as possible. If you want to do something like live-streaming the city, by all means make use of big screens in public spaces and any other expensive technology you may have at your disposal, but, if resources are tight, and focussing on expensive tech threatens to prevent you from achieving your objectives, then keep it simple and cheap.

Get some old, redundant, computers, put them in shop windows, connect them to the internet, and turn the screen to face the public. I reckon that could work for something like this, as I advocated for something similar here.

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