The Wisdom of Knowledge Management

I lurk on one of the more interesting mailinglists in the world. act-KM, originally an Australian but now global community of practice on Knowledge Management or since I abhor the term Knowledge Management, let’s say on the nature of knowledge...

/ 17 April 2008

Looking for Possible Village Telco Entrepreneurs in Khayalitsha

Having decided to help Dabba explore the replication of their Orange Farm success down here in the Western Cape, it was not immediately clear to me how to go about finding the right place for such a project. Alan Levine...

/ 16 April 2008

In Praise of Taking Things Apart

The Economic Value of Taking Things Apart In the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, Paul Romer writes: “Economic growth occurs whenever people take resources and rearrange them in ways that are more valuable. A useful metaphor for production in an economy...

/ 24 March 2008

Dabba: Open Source Components – Access Node

Dabba relies on a variety of Open Source software application to enable their network. Here is a profile of some of those applications. Wireless Access Point Every local connection starts with a wireless access point (AP) that connects phones and...

/ 20 March 2008

Kenya: Door opens for new non-profit telecom firms

Business Day Africa profiles the Communications Commission of Kenya’s decision to offer ISM-band spectrum to non-profits: “Licence-free band spectrum, courtesy of the airwaves’ regulator, could allow non-profit organisations to own and operate telecom companies. The Communication Commission of Kenya’s offer...

/ 17 March 2008