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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)?