Tag: africa

Undersea Cables Update

It has been a busy year in the world of African undersea cables as the timeline below of cable maps over the last year will attest. A lot has happened or more accurately plans and announcements for a lot have...

/ 11 February 2009

OLPC XO-2 goes Open Hardware

I admit to being a little gobstopped by Nicholas Negroponte’s announcment in the Guardian that the next generation OLPC will be Open Hardware is a pretty big deal.  I picked up the announcement this morning from Make Magazine editor, Phil...

/ 29 January 2009

Action Talks, Armchair Pundits Walk

It is remarkable how polarised the discussion of the OLPC has become.  You either love it or hate it.  I have already said my own say about the value of the OLPC but there is one point that I don’t...

/ 27 January 2009

YAPAUC – Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) Cable

Yet Another Planned African Undersea Cable (YAPAUC).  As 2008 draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect in amazement at the rash of announcements in the last year of  planned undersea fibre-optic cables around the African continent.  If only...

/ 31 December 2008

Digital Native Uprising

There was a bit of a buzz in the news this week about Don Tapscott’s new book “Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing the World“.  If you’re a bit of a podcast addict like me, there’s an...

/ 21 November 2008