On Friday, November 7, 2003, at 08:26 AM, Cornelio Hopmann wrote: > Hence: if the alternative is to connect many (and through-out the > country) by low-bandwidth or a few with megabyte links, go for the > first. The latter will come -almost by itself- as technology costs fall > and demand increases.
I would say rather that the different technologies that are available are so different and so randomly effective it's impossible to say that either low-bandwidth or high-bandwidth is better. Pragmatically, a more scatter-shot approach would have more likelihood of succeeding. Launch many projects with many technologies. Some will work, some won't. Learn from the failures and repeat the successes. Every time a new technology comes along give it a chance. Not only that, but the high cost of a PC or a laptop needs to be considered. A PC is expensive, whether it's connected to high-bandwidth or low. So a substantial sum of the total ICT investment isn't going to change no matter what the bandwidth plan might be. simon ------------ This DOT-COM Discussion is funded by the dot-ORG USAID Cooperative Agreement, and hosted by GKD. http://www.dot-com-alliance.org provides more information. To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd For the GKD database, with past messages: http://www.GKDknowledge.org