This story about how access to cellphones can make a difference in the real world comes from India. Robert Jensen of Harvard University have studied the Kerala fishermen, and conclude that introducing simple technology can put food on the table for people in rural areas. Narrowing the digital divide – in a very concrete way.

[C]ellphones ended the wastage of 6% of the catch due to a lack of buyers in some markets: the entire catch was sold, and nothing was wasted. […] Even the consumer benefited: fish prices came down because of the increase of 6% in the quantity supplied as the wastage ended. It was a win-win-win situation.

India Times have the whole story.