Its increasingly clear to us: That there are no standard answers to it - people have begun using what they have access to - GSM, TDMA, WiFi, cable (even where there is no telephone and it is primarily used for TV), VSAT or what have you.
That each piece of technology gets created to (a) either address a specific problem or (b) becomes available to some unintended problems on its way to finding a solution to something at a remove (c) simply serendipity (d) stumbling upon something by users etc... There is little planning outside of large organised structures to address the issue (both governmental and commercial) and efficacy of corporate investments in terms of both quality and ROI is generally closer to targets than the government bodies have managed. There has been an opening of mind that life according to internet cannot be lived in megs or gigs but, enthusiasts of any success hyping it up to a level that it becomes counter-productive, continue to flourish. The quality of emerging/ alternate technologies is far from satisfactory and in terms of quality cost-effectiveness may also be equally suspect. ------------ 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