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

2003-12-03 Thread Don Osborn
I'd like to add a set of technologies involving language to the list before this thread is entirely cold: translators, text-to-speech (TTS), and speech-to-text (STT). In societies of the global South that are multilingual, and have strong oral traditions and low literacy rates, these technologies

Re: [GKD-DOTCOM] The Role of the Private Sector

2003-12-03 Thread Don Richardson
Related to this question: 1. What specific elements does a policy environment need in order to encourage the private sector to expand access to poor, isolated, underserved areas? Where do such policies exist? I just came across the latest issue of Telematics and Informatics

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

2003-12-03 Thread S Woodside
On Monday, December 1, 2003, Robert Miller wrote: Simon Woodside wrote: WorldSpace is a broadcast system. With a WorldSpace system you are only capable of receiving data, not sending it. I wish to disagree in that we are currently using WorldSpace very effectively as a global multicast

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

2003-12-03 Thread IVO NJOSA
Pat Hall wrote: there something else going on here - perhaps the language policies of Nigeria have led to the education system favouring English? In response to Pat, Europeans carved up Africa without seriously integrating the polarizational issue of tribe and hence culture. Let us not