Technology will play a minor role towards restoring sanity tomorrow afternoon at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear event hosted by Comedy Central comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
Stewart has invited Donors Choose, an online charity where people can choose classrooms to which they donate, to occupy one of two tents at the National Mall, where the rally will take place. The charity has paired up with Microsoft Bing’s Redu initiative to set up computers for people to donate on the spot.
Launched in September, Redu aims to mobilize Americans to improve the national education system, which Microsoft identified as a major focus of its corporate citizenship work this year.
“This is our little mini-Rally to Restore some sanity to our educational system. It’s a small step, but we all know that progress is made inches at a time. So come see us Saturday from 12-3pm on the National Mall in Washington D.C. ” wrote Bing director Stefan Weitz in a blog post.
Can’t make it down to DC this weekend? Catch a live broadcast via Comedy Central on your iPhone, iPad or Android 2.2 device.