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Gameboy State

Use the ubiquitous Gameboy as the basis of trade.
 
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I was reading a link from the "Deathwatch Activites" idea, and it mentioned that there are now approx. 100 million gameboys in existance today. They're getting kind of obsolete but that's an -awful- lot of Gameboys. You could give a Gameboy to every member of many developed countries if you so chose. Anyhow, I propose that these Gameboys be rounded up and have some software written for them that will let them function as a low powered, general use computer. Give these ultraportable, low power consuming (there is even a solar power attachment!) computers to a nonindustrialized country and welcome them to the information age. Now I realize that two buttons and a joypad isn't much of an input device, but since they're going to need new software we're going to be making 100 million cartridges with a browser and a text editor anyhow. We could stick a keyboard jack on the cartridge. This wouldn't be entirely free, but it should be pretty cheap. (And if it doesn't work we can always give our benighted nation the traditional Gameboy cartridges and their lives will be a little brighter. Until the same damn level in Jungle Strike beats them for the 10X27th time, but we digress.)
Madcat, Oct 28 2003

(??) Not what you had in mind at all http://www.amazon.c...04-4601635?v=glance
But, I thought it was an interesting use of the Gameboy. [half]

Gameboy Hacking http://devrs.com
More kerrazy Gameboy gadgets than you can shake a stick at. [half, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Gameboy Hacking http://devrs.com
More kerrazy Gameboy gadgets than you can shake a stick at. [BunsenHoneydew, Oct 04 2004]

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       oh, good, give the third world countries ADD
benlevi7, Jan 05 2004
  
      
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