Posts Tagged ‘ICT4D’

Beyond PCs: Thin Client Computing with Ndiyo

{ Posted on Jul 20 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Categories : On the road
During a recent visit to OpenTech ’09 in London, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Quentin Stafford-Fraser who together with self-described übergeek Dr. Michael Dales form the engineering might behind the not-for-profit, Cambridge-based Ndiyo (the Swahili word for “yes”). We ...Read More »

iYam.mobi – Africa’s Mobile Directory

{ Posted on Apr 09 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Categories : From the home office
It’s no secret that mobile devices are the predominant mode of telephony in almost every African country. In a continent of one billion people, the number of African mobile subscribers today is estimated to be around 300 million, representing ...Read More »

Rural Internet: Lessons from Radio & FidoNet

{ Posted on Feb 27 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
I’ve been mulling over this topic in my head for quite awhile. Yesterday, Dibussi provided the inspiration I needed when he tweeted a story about the impact a community radio station has had on a remote village in Cameroon’s ...Read More »