In article <[log in to unmask]>, Martin Sieg <[log in to unmask]> writes: >It is great that Africa is gettign connected to the internet too. >Communication is the key to understanding, and the internet is the way to go. > >However, I am concerned about who will be on the computers over there. > >Will we have the pleasure of contacting people doing development work? >Will educators and politicians be able to benefit from this dynamic form >of communiction? How about students? > > I understand that, initially, only a small group of people will >have access, and I hope they will be influential people who will benefit >their own countries and the world. > I am afraid of the possibility that the services will remain >exclusive and possibly even be used detrimentally. is any significant work being done on developing and applying the concepts of kiosks, telecenters, "internet terminals", etc to the proble of technological/comp-comm "disenfranchisement" in Africa (or "3rd" world in general)?