I last saw Bob in Abidjan where he was working for the UN World Food
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PO Box 63017, Nairobi, Kenya
> -----Original Message-----
> From: African Network of IT Experts and Professionals
> (ANITEP) List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Of Art McGee
> Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 13:47
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Bob Barad
> I am looking for the following individual:
> Bob Barad
> 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.
> Art McGee
> Technology Consultant
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> (510) 967-9381
> "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."
> --Brian Eno
> "Interview with Brian Eno"
> Wired Magazine
> May 1995
"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