I’m not in the USA, but since this project hasn’t reached its goals yet I figured I might reach some people who are.
Kirrily Robert is currently staying in Vanuatu. Her friend who lives there is heavily involved in local IT and community iniatives.
Vanuatu is short on books and specifically short on technical books. They have terrible internet connections and many people do not have a computer at home, let alone a net connection for it (see Kirrily’s blog post about Vanuatu home life). So geeking out the old way at TLDP or whatever isn’t an option. It’s also a pain in the neck to ship anything there, as it’s expensive and takes forever (sounds like the shipments wait in Brisbane until the winds are right, the stars are aligned and the containers are overflowing).
Please check with Kirrily before re-posting this somewhere with a huge number of eager readers: she wants a box or two of books, not a shipping container of them.