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Subject: Re: African content on the highway
From: Casey <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List
Date:Thu, 23 May 1996 20:39:06 -0400
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At 02:23 PM 5/6/96 +0100, you wrote:
>nemo writes:
>
>>Personally, I have absolutely no worry that with a two way medium like
>>the Internet, Africans can teach the world a few things as well as
>>learn. Western domination is no concern.
>
>        -nemo-
>
>While I like nemo's list of Web sites, and hope to see many more, I DO have
>fears of western domination.  For those of you who have access, I STRONGLY
>recommend you read Gibbs, "Lost Science in the Third World," SCIENTIFIC
>AMERICAN, August 1995, 92-99.  He builds a very persuasive case that
>information flow is not neutral and that there are many forces at work in
>keeping out information that doesn't come from traditional Western sources.
        Is that available online?
>
 
>I think if Africa is going to have a significant presence on the net, it is
>going to have to work at providing content, and do so knowing that in every
>other medium, African content has been devalued.  Turning that around is not
>going to be easy.
>
>Bill Wresch
>University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
>
>
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