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Designers Without Borders

Alternate career idea #51: Form a small team of crack Internet peeps to provide quick and simple services in the developing world. For example, imagine a SWAT team dropping into Afghanistan to set up a simple website to disseminate information within the new government, complete with no-nonsense hardware and training. Then we’re off to somewhere else. Of course, the usual we’re-here-to-build-a-website-but-first-we’ll-help-prepare-the-organization activities would happen. It’s all funded by grants, donations, etc.

I was going to call it Designers Without Borders, riffing off Médecins Sans Frontières, but they already exist, albeit in more of an educational capacity. I want a SWAT team.