As an experiment, IT expert Sugata Mitra cut a hole in his office wall and placed a computer in the space to link his high tech world with the shanty town outside.
Navdip Dhariwal investigates.
The Hole in the Wall project aims to give computers to children who have never had access to them before, and claims remarkable results.
But can children really teach themselves to use them?
South Asia Correspondent Navdip Dhariwal puts it to the test in a remote corner of Rajasthan, taking a computer to children for the very first time.