I am looking for the following individual:
In the old days, he used to run a dialup/FidoNet BBS called
"The Baobab", and was very involved in the early development
of grassroots African networking.
I did a few searches, but can't find any current info.
He was living in Washington, DC.
Thanks in advance.
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"Do you know what I hate about computers? The problem with
computers is that there is not enough Africa in them. This
is why I can't use them for very long. Do you know what a
nerd is? A nerd is a human being without enough Africa in
him or her. I know this sounds sort of inversely racist to
say, but I think the African connection is so important.
You know why music was the center of our lives for such a
long time? Because it was a way of allowing Africa in. In
50 years, it might not be Africa; it might be Brazil. But
I want so desperately for that sensibility to flood into
these other areas, like computers."
"Interview with Brian Eno"
"On the Internet, no one can tell that you're a dog."
--New Yorker Magazine
"What's wrong with being a dog?"
Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference
"The revolution will not be televised."
"But the proceedings will be available online."
"It tends to be used to refer to a binary black-white racial
divide, but it fails to spur dialogue. It's a phrase that
'Starbucks liberals' like to use when overhyping equitable
Internet access, while continuing to ignore fundamental
issues such as equitable access to education and health
care. Johnny can't read, Jane can't run, George has lost
his curiosity, and they seem to think it will all be
solved by the wonders of the Internet."
"Subtract the 'Digital Divide'"
San Jose Mercury News
January 16, 2000