Dear Colleagues, I like a lot of what I am seeing on this discussion dialog .... and the commentary by Cliff Missen.
But this got my attention: "If someone needs to get a letter to another, they need a word processor and a printer." Whatever happened to the idea of pen and paper, and typewriter (manual)? When it comes to communications in poor rural areas .... the most cost effective might well be very old fashioned. I am always amused to see 3M stikits all over high powered computers ...... and highlight felt tip pen markings all over computer printed documents. But the rule is easy. Whatever works .... and is affordable. Computer printed letters are expensive in most development situations, mainly because of the profit model associated with paper and ink supplies. Sincerely Peter Burgess ____________ Peter Burgess ATCnet in New York Tel: 212 772 6918 Fax: 707 371 7805 [EMAIL PROTECTED] for secure messages ------------ 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