On 27 Apr 00, at 12:57, Kofi V Anani wrote:
> Given the history of debt in Third World Countries, and
> the underlying complicity of the same forces and actors
> at the forefront of the crusade for the 'information
> superhighway', 'bridging the digital divide', the
> 'information haves and have-nots', nothing seems more
> plausible than a bold global initiative to TURN DEBTs
> INTO INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE in LDCs
What a remarkable idea!
> (If you think this suggestion is ridiculous and borders
> on insanity, let us throw it to the court of public
> opinion at both ends of the spectrum).
Quite the contrary. Shall we call this the Anani Accord?
And perhaps as part of the accord, all signatory telecenter
beneficiaries of such debt swaps would agree to offer free
access to school children on Friday mornings (in honor of
all persons born on a Friday).
Jeff @ Nairobi
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