At 10:26 PM 27/8/96, Francine Houle wrote:
>Would anyone be aware of any projects (past, present or in preparation)
>concerning the creation of community access centers to information
>technology (computers, software, & internet for ordinary citizens) in the
>I know a graduate student who would like to make that the topic of his
>thesis, and I myself am very interested in the subject. Given that the
>United Nations are making an effort to 'wire' Africa, for example, would
>there be any such projects there?
This has been discussed several times on different lists before and met with
raging fury in particular by Africans actually residing here (such as me :-)-O).
It *DOES* show incredible ignorance of the African realities, no offence intended.
There is not even proper Internet connectivity in Africa and people are thinking of
Internet Cafes in the bush. Fascinating (ever been there?).
Contact me privately please...
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