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10 Insights After 40 Years of Digital Development Progress

10 Insights After 40 Years of Digital Development Progress

Published on: Oct 11 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
I’m going to retire in 2019 after 40 years of working in the IT industry, from 1978 to 2018, and after 35 years of dedication to Food and Agriculture Organization...
Mobile Computing in 1960s Taiwan: A Personal History of ICT in Economic Development

Mobile Computing in 1960s Taiwan: A Personal History of ICT in Economic Development

Published on: Sep 16 2011 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mobile Computing in 1960s Taiwan: A Personal History of ICT in Economic Development
I am Alice Liu and I was working in the technology sector in California when I became interested in international development. I made the transition in 2005 and...
A Short History of Low-Cost Computers: From the IBM PCjr to Simputer to OLPC

A Short History of Low-Cost Computers: From the IBM PCjr to Simputer to OLPC

Published on: Oct 22 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Historically, there have been numerous initiatives targeting the creation of “computers for the poor,” but the quest for such devices has been an elusive...
In Economic Downturn, African ICT Heats Up

In Economic Downturn, African ICT Heats Up

Published on: Sep 28 2009 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on In Economic Downturn, African ICT Heats Up
While the Great Recession may be shrinking the appetite for business risk in the developed world, I was struck by the long list of African technology startups compiled...