internet

A BRCK Journey

We’re about to ship our first orders of BRCKs next week, on July 17th.

5 Good Recent Reports on African Tech – 2014

I keep meaning to write blog posts on each of these reports on tech, most of them on Africa, but can’t seem to get it done. Instead, I’ll just post a link to each, a visual, and why I think it’s worth reading.

One in Three

One in three people around the world are connected to the internet. This is not enough.
In a world of 7 billion people, 4.2 billion still can’t access the internet. 3.8 billion of whom live in emerging markets, specifically Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Who Let All Those Ghanaians on the Internet? Jenna Burrell on Internet Exclusion

Jenna Burrell, assistant professor at the School of Information at UC Berkeley, is speaking today at the Berkman Center on her research on internet usage in Ghana, the subject of her (excellent) book Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana.

ICTWorks Video Interview: Oluniyi David Ajao of Web4Africa on Website Hosting in Africa

As the Information and Communications Technology sector booms in Africa, it is interesting to see the progress of organizations that got started at the inception of the boom. Web4Africa.net is one such organization based out of Ghana.

A History of the World in 101 Objects?

A History of the World in 100 Objects“ is a fascinating book. A joint project of the British Museum and BBC Radio 4, it uses objects of ancient art, industry and technology as an introduction to key events in human history.

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