Tag: village telco

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Everyday Internet Miracles

Imagine for a minute that you’ve just bought a new stove. The old stove just wasn’t doing all you needed so you’ve bought a new German-engineered stove. It’s Saturday morning and you’ve managed to get the stove in place, it...

/ 9 December 2011

Africa Burns for a Village Telco

“Africa Burns for a Village Telco” is the subject line of an email sent to me from Bruce Strover. And really who could resist a subject line like that especially if the Village Telco has been your passion for the...

/ 4 May 2010

First vlog

This is the first of a monthly series of short video blog (vlog) updates on some of the things I’m working on.  This one is about where we are with the Mesh Potato. Steve Song – First Vlog from Steve...

/ 28 April 2010

Why WiFi in Africa?

Imagine an alternative history.  Imagine that in 1995, when Microsoft launched their walled-garden MSN service, which they fully expected would, for all intents and purposes, put the Internet out of business, imagine that they succeeded. So today when you connected...

/ 9 January 2009

Mesh Potato gets cooking

Work has finally begun on the Mesh Potato. The Shuttleworth Foundation has completed agreements with David Rowe and Elektra and they are now hard at work on the production of a Mesh Potato proof-of-concept. David has just posted a fairly...

/ 18 September 2008