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Ebooks for all — The Message — Medium
Really strong piece by Craig Mod on Worldreader and their achievements, focusing on a school in Ghana.
ebooks  publishing  literature  craigmod  writing  africa  ereaders 
june 2014 by infovore
Music from Saharan Cellphones. This is amazing.... | intercourse with biscuits
"Sahel Sounds rounded up music salvaged from the discarded mobile phone memory chips in West Africa." Wow; the after-life of dead electronic media made real.
music  culture  media  data  storage  africa 
october 2010 by infovore
Appfrica Labs | Investing in East African Innovators
"Appfrica Labs is an investment company and software development firm that facilitates and incubates technology entrepreneurs in East Africa. We do this by offering a physical space with a solid internet connection, servers, software and computers that allows entrepreneurs a place to develop their ideas in a constructive environment with industry professionals as mentors, outside of school. Entrepreneur projects are refined and prepped to help them secure funding and launch sustainable, profitable businesses." I met Jon who runs Appfrica at TEDGlobal last week; it's a great idea and, by the sounds of things, doing very well.
appfrica  development  business  africa  uganda  vc  venturecapital  incubator  technology  startup 
july 2009 by infovore
When Linux fails | Tux Deluxe
"The outcome of this rampant illegal software copying is that Windows is seen as "the first world standard" and any attempt to push a cheaper alternative is strongly resisted. They consider it trying to cheat local people out of getting the same quality of software that is used in the developed world, even though it's a legal way of getting quality software for free." Not what you'd expect, but totally understandable: as said before, there is a middle class everywhere, and it has the same aspirations everywhere.
windows  opensource  linux  africa  aspiration  middleclass  software 
december 2008 by infovore

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