Saving Lives With a Simple PDA, article at Fortune by David Kirkpatrick.

About real and practical IT solutions mainly in Africa undertaken by consults on IT-related projects for governments, nonprofits, and groups such as the World Bank. It evaluates specific technologies, and advocates policy changes that will make it easier for tech to be useful in developing countries.

Many IT-related projects in Africa are failing. That’s because, Peters says, too many ignore the basic criteria for success: “Small, cheap, local, and relevant are the key things for IT here, with a suite of applications around the device.”

A good example of needs-driven digital divide bridging – and not private investment driven }:)

[via ITU Strategy and Policy Unit Newslog]
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If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2004) “” In ICTlogy, #8, May 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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