How do you express the transformative power of the Internet to a girl without access to a computer? Reply:All is an initiative that allows unconnected women to retrieve information from the rest of the world through their only immediate means of communication: handwritten letters. Participants handwrite queries about the world, just as web users would write them into a search engine. The letters are digitised by participating tech companies and transmitted through social platforms and the Reply:All website. Registered users can respond to the letters through words, graphic art, and pictures of themselves and the world around them.
- Sean Thompson
- The University of Texas