In article <[log in to unmask]>,
Martin Sieg <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>It is great that Africa is gettign connected to the internet too.
>Communication is the key to understanding, and the internet is the way to go.
>However, I am concerned about who will be on the computers over there.
>Will we have the pleasure of contacting people doing development work?
>Will educators and politicians be able to benefit from this dynamic form
>of communiction? How about students?
> I understand that, initially, only a small group of people will
>have access, and I hope they will be influential people who will benefit
>their own countries and the world.
> I am afraid of the possibility that the services will remain
>exclusive and possibly even be used detrimentally.
is any significant work being done on developing and applying the
concepts of kiosks, telecenters, "internet terminals", etc to the
proble of technological/comp-comm "disenfranchisement" in Africa (or
"3rd" world in general)?