Just watched a report by BBC International about an experiment conducted by two of their reporters. For 1 week, 2 South Korean families lived without Internet access. South Korea is the single most wired country in the world. In an African village with no Internet access, for 1 week 2 villagers carried smart phones with Internet access, and dodgy connectivity. Africa‘s penetration is only 7%, the lowest on the planet.
South Korea – there is such a thing as too much Internet. Africa: Access changed the way the village did business.
Problem: The cost of Internet access is too high in the countries that could benefit the most from it.
Note to self: There is nothing happening in your life that even begins to compare to the challenges facing those on the wrong side of the digital divide. Amen.