Turkish Shepherds’ Plug-and-Play Donkeys (To Get Online, Not…Stop It. Don’t Go There…)

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The devices, marketed by the Turkish solar panel company Ser-Gün as a “plug-and-play donkey”, produce between five and seven kilowatts of electricity, enough to charge many laptops. They also power lights that are particularly helpful during birthing.

“The shepherds have a difficult time”, explains alternative energy analyst Ozgur Gurbuz. “They live far away from the cities [and] towns and the only way [for them] to socialize is to watch TV or use [computers]. Solar power serves both purposes”.

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Photos via BBC.
Via Fast Company.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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