Monthly Archives: June 2007

links for 2007-06-30

Meandering: technology and development: Greening telecentres: economic sustainability through clever adaptations Building sustainable telecentres means thinking about power usage and building cooling as well as about providing affordable internet access. An extremely smart post from Ian Howard, who’s done great … Continue reading

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links for 2007-06-29

Grandiose Parlor ? Blog Archive ? Is the Hippo Generation Becoming Irrelevant? Imnakoya pushes back on Hash’s statement about the lessening importance of African “hippos”. Real conversations like this are part of what’s so exciting about the African blogosphere (tags: … Continue reading

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The retro mobile phone?

I make a lousy futurist, and an even worse cool-hunter. (Trust me. If you’ve ever seen how I dress, you’ll understand that I have absolutely no business talking about fashion trends.) But I’m going to go out on a limb … Continue reading

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links for 2007-06-28

Zim retailers defy govt orders to cut prices : Mail & Guardian Online Zimbabwe claims that price increases are a plot to topple the government, forces merchants to slash prices. The predictable result will be goods shortages and an expansion … Continue reading

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Sad news from Radio Open Source

My friends at Radio Open Source have just posted some very sad news – their show is going on “summer hiatus”, a break that will precede some sort of future reemergence and reinvention. I just spoke to the show’s host, … Continue reading

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Pushing the hippo out of the frame…

Gal Beckerman of the Columbia Journalism Review takes a swing at Vanity Fair’s Africa issue, alongside dozens of African and Afrophile bloggers, including yours truly. I found Beckerman’s framing of the issue very useful. Borrowing from Andrew Rice in The … Continue reading

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links for 2007-06-27

A quiet imperiled on Vt.-Canada line – The Boston Globe Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec share a library, intentionally built to cross the border between the two nations in a gesture of friendship. But US immigration authorities are increasingly … Continue reading

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Fred Turner: the rhetoric of cyberutopianism

In working at the intersection of the Internet and international affairs, I meet a lot of people who believe that the connections we’re able to build with one another in this new virtual space will lead towards a more inclusive … Continue reading

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links for 2007-06-26

“Their men in Washington: Undercover with D.C.’s lobbyists for hire” by Ken Silverstein (Harper’s Magazine) Need to rebrand a dictatorship so that it’s more acceptable to the powers that be in Washington DC? Ken Silverstein talks to two lobbying firms … Continue reading

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What those crazy kids are doing online…

My friend danah boyd graced the Berkman Center with her presence last Tuesday and fans of her research on American youth culture and social networking sites packed our conference room for her talk over lunch. I’ve been remiss in posting … Continue reading

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