|Alguien dijo ...|
|La ciencia es como la tierra; solo se puede poseer un poco de ella,|
François Marie Arouet(Voltaire – 1694-1778).
Escritor y filósofo francés.
|AMD Connects Hurricane Katrina Evacuees With Internet Devices In Texas
Austin, Texas -Today AMD announced it has deployed nearly 400 Personal
Internet Communicators (PICs) to assist Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. The durable
Internet devices, along with free Internet access provided by AMD partners, have allowed evacuees to immediately
start reconnecting with family and friends. People are also using the PICs to seek help from relief agencies, scour
Internet resources and solve many other communications challenges.
"We are deeply saddened by the devastation
caused by Hurricane Katrina,” said AMD CEO Hector Ruiz. “AMD is honored to do our part in helping evacuees begin to
put their lives back together. This disaster demands that technology meets its highest challenge—to be an important
tool in aiding humanity.”
AMD employees, families and friends have joined forces with volunteers
from other companies to create a technology infrastructure enabling Internet access within the Austin Convention
Center, Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, and Reliant Stadium in
Houston. The PIC devices will be available to the thousands of temporary residents, 24 hours a day, for as long as
they are needed.
“The power of connecting to the Internet is clearly evident in the stories that
are unfolding in the shelters,” said Dan Shine, director of AMD’s 50x15 Program. “The very moment Internet access
was established people began registering on people-finder databases and reconnecting with family and friends.”
AMD extends our gratitude to the volunteers from other Central Texas companies and institutions who
donated time, expertise and equipment to help set up Internet connectivity within the shelters.
50x15 is AMD's initiative to enable affordable Internet access and computing
capabilities for 50 percent of the world population by the year 2015. We rely on the Internet to enhance
communication, education, productivity, business, entertainment and much more. AMD and a growing network of partners
are delivering innovative solutions to empower consumers to lead better lives.
AMD's first step
in bringing new technology to achieve the 50x15 vision is a new device product category called the Personal Internet
Communicator (PIC). The PIC is a low-cost, consumer-friendly, managed device that will put technology into the hands
of first-time technology users around the world.
Jueves, 08 Septiembre, 2005 - 12:34