Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] Connectivity Is Not The Right Word

2003-11-06 Thread Guido Sohne
On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 09:26, Peter Burgess wrote: My vote is for narrowband EVERYWHERE connecting little local nodes. Improve the local infrastructure, and don't focus just on the international part of it. And my vote is for using technology to reduce the cost and price of basic communication

Re:[GKD-DOTCOM] Connectivity Is Not The Right Word

2003-11-05 Thread Peter Burgess
Dear Colleagues, Broadband is a real enemy of development. One of my staff summed up the situation in the underdeveloped SOUTH way back in the 1970s when he said that Every year that goes by they get another 10 years behind. And broadband is the sort of technology initiative that helps make

[GKD-DOTCOM] Connectivity Is Not The Right Word

2003-11-03 Thread Simon Woodside
I was paying attention when the internet was first developing in the west, here in Canada in particular. I think that the history of the internet is largely ignored by those who are developing connectivity for the developing world. But ignored, at the risk of going off in the completely wrong