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

2003-10-30 Thread Don Osborn
Dear GKD Members, Pertinent to our current discussion is the following article, forwarded from the Togo-L list, which delineates the problems as seen from an African perspective. Don Osborn ** Africa Takes On the Digital Divide Africa Recovery (New York

[GKD-DOTCOM] Using Intermediaries to Facilitate Communication

2003-11-19 Thread Don Osborn
for such intermediation (and interpretation), then it risks institutionalizing a relationship that by its nature keeps some people marginalized. Don Osborn This DOT-COM Discussion is funded by the dot-ORG USAID Cooperative Agreement, and hosted by GKD.

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] The Importance of Speech

2003-11-25 Thread Don Osborn
of using it with music videos of African artists for similar uses, or use by students studying those languages. Such could be done via the web also. Don Osborn Pat Hall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This discussion line has taken a really interesting turn, moving towards the use of speech

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

2003-11-26 Thread Don Osborn
. As one might say in one of the languages of SE Nigeria: Jisie ike! Don Osborn Njideka Ugwuegbu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am a Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford and the focus of my work is to develop a rural messaging service that will give villagers a voice to the world

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] Using Intermediaries to Facilitate Communication

2003-12-02 Thread Don Osborn
of us are saying - would seem to be an essential part of the strategy ... As well as a way to avoid having someone translate Yoruba to English to write in a letter/e-mail and perhaps someone else translate English to Yoruba on the receiving end. Don Osborn This DOT-COM

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] What's on the Horizon?

2003-12-03 Thread Don Osborn
, and TTS and STT are, so far as I'm aware, thought of mainly as a way to assist people with disabilities, I think all three could have a tremendous long term impact in the multilingual South. Don Osborn This DOT-COM Discussion is funded by the dot-ORG USAID Cooperative

Re: [GKD] Geographical Information Systems and the Developing World

2004-01-08 Thread Don Osborn
and Regional Information Systems Association site at Among other things, URISA has sponsored several PPGIS conferences (public participatory GIS). And they are helpful with info too. Don Osborn ***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a Non-Profit

[GKD] RFI: Recent Surveys of Languages on the Web

2004-03-04 Thread Don Osborn
on more recent surveys along these lines? Thanks in advance. Don Osborn ***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a Non-Profit Organization*** To post a message, send it to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED]. In the 1st line