How Digital Inclusion Is Done in Africa

Tech Soup Blog

I've just returned from organizing an electronics recycling conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where I met Dr. Hylton Villet, the chairman of MyDigitalBridge in Namibia. Namibia is a medium-sized country that borders South Africa. After Mongolia, Namibia is the least densely populated country in the world. One thing that Namibia has going for it is a stable parliamentary democracy and a government that clearly believes in digital inclusion.

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

In hardware life extension news, the grand award winner for software in Popular Science's Best of What's New 2013 this year is a server/software technology called Neverware Juicebox. These sentient things combine to generate vast oceans of data about us, which is in turn consolidated into big data in the cloud. I see the grand wave of IoT and Big Data combining to generate the copyright issue for the ages.

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Traveling Postcards: Interview with Founder, Caroline Lovell

Have Fun - Do Good

What started out as a personal art project has grown into a global community project that has created over 800 handmade cards carrying voices to and from the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Costa Rica, Niger, Namibia, America, Haiti and Afghanistan. She believes that our stories matter, and our personal expression of that story can cross borders and reach far beyond ourselves to grow and affect change for generations to come.

Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth Kanter

This puts New York City’s economic disparity on par with places like Sierra Leone or Namibia. Photovoltaics, fuel cells, appliances that generate their own electricity, and ideas yet to be imagined will form decentralized component parts that can be networked together with distributed intelligence. The transition from a centralized grid to locally-generated power systems that can operate independently is not unlike the transition from mainframe to cloud computing.