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I think I'm pretty much obligated to talk about the World Bank's ICT data and report about "Investments in information and communication technologies (ICT) in developing countries will reach 100 billion dollars annually over the next five years."

Beyond validating my career path choice, it will hopefully get the mass statistical engines of the Bank brining in more data on ICT projects and success.

It remains my fear (which this report only increases) that ICT is going to be a big, money-draining fad in development, and pull money away from more basic humanitarian, health, social, and educational needs. Yes, computers are important in trying to prevent a truly massive division between the "North" and the "South," but we can't put our blinders on.