[GKD-DOTCOM] Improving Access Via Mobile Telephony

2003-11-14 Thread Fola Odufuwa
How the Rest Can Catch Up With the West The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write; they will be those who cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn. -- Alan Tofler Subscriptions to mobile telephones exceeded the number of fixed telephones globally in 2002,

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-14 Thread Robert Miller
Regarding Tony Roberts' reply to Simon Woodside: Simon Woodside wrote: 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

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-14 Thread Wasserman, Herman
Cliff, this is a very interesting line of argument -- if this way of using the internet through an intermediary is a general practice in Africa because of the lack of connectivity, it might mean amending some of the theories of Internet communication from the idea of the Internet as a many-to-one

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-14 Thread John Lawrence
Since much of the Internet technology (laptops, telecentres etc) seems to be landline based, yet it is cellular telephony that is flourishing in many of the less developed countries, is there a 'disconnect' here that may be inhibiting the spread of the Internet to rural areas?...I just came back

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] How Much Bandwidth is Necessary?

2003-11-14 Thread Edmond Gaible
Hello, I'm happy to hear Stuart Gannes' voice on alternative means of connectivity. Stuart's Digital Vision program has been instrumental in, among many other activities, promoting the use of store-and-forward models as a way to deliver information services in advance of reliable connectivity.

[GKD-DOTCOM] The NetHope Project

2003-11-14 Thread Granger-Happ, Edward
I would like to call everyone's attention to the NetHope project, a consortium of ten (and growing) international non-profit relief and development agencies who have banded together to bring Internet connectivity the last hundred kilometers to the project areas in which we work around the globe.

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] Bringing Connectivity to Under-Served Communities

2003-11-14 Thread Sudhakar Chandra
On 11/10/03 18:43, Guido Sohne wrote: This is very interesting to me but raises some questions related to practical use and implementation. It basically seems that 'offline' content is being maintained in a somewhat current state by periodically syncing with upstream information. You mention