Dr Richard Heeks argues:
> Roads provide essential goods and services to African villages;
> computer networks don't.
Then Jeff replied:
> I recall a village leader in Sierra Leone arguing forcefully for my
> assistance in acquiring a public telephone for his town. He
> couldn't be bothered with email, however.
Beautiful. For now Richard, Email may not be a priority, but when
communication is redefined with the Internet, the situtation will change. I
read somewhere of a French initiative to create a French-based Search
engines, because the likes of Yahoo will soon make the French language
extinct. Somebody on this list once wrote that we may use the Internet to
export African culture to the west. If Alfred Nobel knew his invention will
be deployed in War, maybe he whould not have developed it.
Sunday A. Folayan
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