January 2006

Basics in ICT4Dev

Submitted by Jon on Tue, 01/31/2006 - 21:17

So yeah, it's obvious that I like computers, and think that this whole "Internet" thing holds some transformative power for development. I really hope the $100 laptop project goes well, but at the end of the day I'm pragmatic, I'd rather have gotten something done that's helpful than talked about something that might be.

Web 2.0 + 10

Submitted by Jon on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 21:18

So, I have a problem with the hype surrounding "Web 2.0" [1], which is mainly that it's not as new as everyone claims. Definitely, it's a new ballpark from the first round of websites, which were (for the most part) static, clunky, and non-interactive.