Tag: research

Privacy Metaphors

We are living through a privacy tipping point.  Technology is dramatically changing what is possible in terms of surveillance, monitoring, persistence, analysis.  We are cracking open the lid of Pandora’s Box. We still don’t really know what’s in the box....

/ 20 January 2014

Will the Real Mobile Impact Please Stand Up

I’ve just finished reading Jenny Aker and Isaac Mbiti’s Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa. This is an excellent paper and well worth the read. The authors have done a great job in tempering a generally positive view of...

/ 4 January 2011

ICT Access and Usage in Africa

In a couple of recent posts, I have mentioned the percentage of disposable income spent by Africans on mobile communication.  While I have  posted links to the research, I think it is worth singling out the work of Research ICT...

/ 30 April 2009

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

South Africa Connect Launches

With support from the Shuttleworth Foundation, a new blog on South African ICT policy has been launched by the Edge Institute and Research ICT AFrica.  The South Africa Connect blog: aims to stimulate debate and provide information and analysis on...

/ 3 November 2008