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The Jasmine Revolution

4 minute read

This is brilliant, and a bit funny. Until some innocent person taking a stroll is killed for insurgency. A long quote from this blog by way of Warren Ellis...

ICT4D Happy Hour during SXSW

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Register now at - only 20 RSVPs available until we nail down a venue!

#Ubuntu Tips: Amazon MP3 Downloads

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So, Amazon now forces you to use their download tool. Which seems silly. But they offer a Linux version, which is nice. But it only is built for 32 bit ar...

Support Property Rights

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Ashoka’s Changemakers is running a global competition with the Omidyar Network to source the most innovative approaches for providing property rights to thos...

Ubuntu and HDMI

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Lazywebs, here is an answer.  Having problems with a black/blank/undetected screen on your HDMI out in Ubuntu?  Using x86_64 and Nvidia?  Here...

Five thoughts on WikiLeaks

13 minute read

We are also supporting the development of new tools that enable citizens to exercise their rights of free expression by circumventing politically motivated c...

mHealth: Tending the garden of 1000 flowers

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At #mHS10, we heard funders talking time and time again for letting “1000 flowers bloom” in mHealth pilots, and programs talking about pilots leading to more...

OLPCs, Uruguay and Educational Value

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My recent blog post on Uruguay’s Plan Ceibal generated a buzz of discussion over at OLPCNews on the value of measurement, test scores, and updates from the f...

Another OLPC TCO study

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1:1 Computing costs are a difficult thing to nail down, because there are so many factors that go into it. I worked with GeSCI’s Roxanna Bassi to create a w...

Soccer for Social Change

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One of the competitions we run over at Ashoka's Changemakers is now up for voting - it's focused on the use of Football (Soccer) for social change. The fina...