In message <[log in to unmask]>, Jeff Cochrane writes:
> Greetings Afrik-ITes!
> Graham Matthews writes:
> > Hell. 30 cents a kilobyte, $307 per megabyte? Can any information
> > flow really be worth it?
> Apparently so, given the alternatives. Recall that the status quo
> for electronic communications is essentially to send someone in a
> vehicle with a diskette on a two hour drive, which basically means
> they rarely if ever communicate electronically.
300$ gets you a lot of trips by 4x4. And more then one 1.2 MB floppy
fit into the vehicle for the same price.
> What solution would you propose instead for a remote site, far from
> telephone lines, where no one on staff has competence in
> communications technologies?
All health facilities in this country report monthly statistics to
their regional offices where this is entered into a Health Information
System. The data is from then on transported by land to the higher
levels. Only our region uploads to the next level. Makes no difference