These articles above are based on visits to the following sites, among others:

SARI (Melur-Madurai, nCore), Kuppam (Tenet, now HP, Andhra Pradesh), Malgonda (A.P., CMC), Nellikuppam (T.N., EID Parry), Pondicherry (Swaminathan Foundation), Bhoomi (Karnataka); CARDS and eSeva (Hyderabad), Sindhudurg (Maharastra, NIIT), Head Start (M.P.), ITC-IBD e-chaupals (near Bhopal M.P), CHIPS and other sites in Chhattisgarh, Bathinda (Development Alternatives, Punjab), Gyandoot (Dhar, M.P.), Sirsa (Drishtee, Punjab), Panchkula (outside of Chandigarh), Honeybee-Sristi (Ahmedabad, Gujarat), Warananagar (Maharastra, Warana Sugar Cooperative, NIC), Nilgiri Networks, (Ooty, T.N.).

I am indebted to many colleagues for their advice, help, and criticisms.  Among them are Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Joe Thomas, Vijay Chandru, Rajiv Sanyal, V. Balaji, S.S. Sadagopan, Roddam Narasimha, E.A.S. Sarma, Rajesh Kaley, Timothy Gonsalves, Venkatesh Hariharan, Swami Manohar, Tapan Parikh, Bikram Duggal, Roy Sastry, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Dr. R. K. Bagga, G.N. Murthy, the officers of NIC Pune, K.V. Nori, Sugata Mitra, Amit Agrawal, Rajesh Rajora, M.D., Rajesh Khanna, Anil Gupta, Satyam Mishra, and the IT Secretaries of the States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharastra, and Haryana.

Many friends have helped me throughout this work:  one is Frederic Noronha, whose knowledge of South Asian “bytesforall” is unsurpassed; others are Kavas and Paula Petigara, who have been my guides to what is best in India.

Funding for this research has come from the following sources:  The Nippon Electric Company grant to MIT, administered by the Provost's Fund, a grant from the Ford Foundation, Delhi, for a conference and book on “Equity, Diversity and Information Technology”; support for a research leave and research expenses from Media Lab Asia during the fall semester, 2001.  My thanks to the generosity of all of these agencies: without it, travel to and within India would have been completely impossible.