Technology in the developing world – running before walking?

The politics of distributing the ‘$100 laptop’ to developing countries still continues to cause problems. But my sister reports from her teaching advisor post in Rwanda that basic education might be improved in some African regions with technology as simple as a pen being provided for all.

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One Response to Technology in the developing world – running before walking?

  1. martinking says:

    Jonny,

    I couldn;t agree more – apropriate technology.
    All this reminds me of the “gren revolution” – hook developing countries into tech solutions fo rwhich they become dependent on developed nations.

    helath care and pens are right.

    The laptops become expensive writing machines.

    A beter idea would be to provide a wireless infrastructure and then think about net access for these units so that they could then access information.

    Information is the key

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