On Wed, 24 May 1995, Clement Dzidonu wrote:
> The point has always be made that although the introduction of the IT into
> African organisations and institutions lags behind those of North America
> and Europe a couple of years;
> The technology, some argued, has now permeated almost all sectors in most
> African countries.
I'm surprised to hear this. My perception is that very little of the
African population, a tiny percentage, has access to computer technology.
Only a few of the elite,mainly bureaucrats. What need does the average
citizen trying to make a living have for computers?
What is not clear (in my view) is the information of the
> ground. For example, information regarding the level, trend, usage, impact
> and implications of the technology in African countries. Some are of the
> view that this information is either sketchy or non-existent in most of
> African countries. The question is: Is this the case?
I would guess "yes", but let's hear from the experts out there.
> Perhaps some of you may know of one or two African countries, who actually
> carried out a survey or a study of some sort to compile this type
> information. *
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