Tag: governance

Mobiles in Africa – We Need The Eggs

At the end of the movie Annie Hall, Woody Allen says, this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, ‘Doc, uh, my brother’s crazy, he thinks he’s a chicken,’ and uh, the doctor says, ‘well why don’t you turn him...

/ 29 April 2009

Municipal Broadband Investment in South Africa

There’s an interesting AFP article on the city of Johannesburg’s 1 billion Rand (~105 million USD) contract with Ericsson to deliver municipal broadband infrastructure.  In it they quote an anonymous “telecoms expert” who says: …that municipalities were already stretched to...

/ 3 April 2009

Open Standards – It’s Not Just Good for the Internet

A talk worth watching is Paul Collier’s heartfelt presentation at the TED event earlier this year.  He talks a bit about his book The Bottom Billion which, as a non-economist, I am finding both insightful and accessible.  He talks about...

/ 12 June 2008