> Dr. Lisse writes:
> > I usually apply the Mother in Law test :-)-O. ...
> > I reckon they could put a phone in there, but she says there is one
> > at the hospital, so if she needs to phone she goes there...
> I believe we're saying essentially the same thing. My friends in the
> village in Sierra Leone wanted a single public phone for the entire
> village, just as Dr. Lisse's mother-in-law has access to a phone when
> needed through the local hospital.
> In the Sierra Leone village, farmers wanted access to the phone so
> that they could do these kinds of things:
> 1. Receive orders from the Freetown market for fresh vegetables so
> that the market sellers would not have to make the physical round
> trip each day -- the vegetables could simply be placed on a lorry and
> 2. Call a doctor.
> 3. Chat with relatives.
> When the phone rings in the village, anybody would answer, and then
> would shout to the house of the person being called. I've watched it
> happen with the public phone on the Fourah Bay College campus.
[ ... ]
I am happy it is becoming clear that we are essenscially saying the same
thing. I hope Dr. Lisse sees it this way too.
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