I am left alone in the Hotel Amilcar -- what does Amilcar means, I wonder... guess everybody had some other things to find out about last week -- moved to a new room as the whole wing is empty now and they turn off the water and the electricity. Feeling depressed, suspended between my default location and the Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIShype with the nice APC faces.
So WSIS creates a new digital divide, those who could afford to participate either on public money or private money and those who cannot afford to participate.
Looking back at the roots of the Digital Solidarity Fund, the responses it evoked, and the linked story of missed opportunities and promises that can still be worked out.
Free, as in free speech... not free beer -- that's the message of those campaigning against proprietorial software. But what happens when the issue transforms into 'free as in tee-shirts'? And, no. We're not talking about the Ubuntu approach here -- which not only offers you free CDs, but free shipping as well... if you know where to get it from.
Felix says "it is nice to see so many technologies here, but I don’t think we will ever have this in Bolivia, much less in our communities”. He thinks a bit and then adds, "This summit is incommunicado, in Bolivia people go to telecentres and connect to the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internetthere. Here everyone has a laptop and connects that way. Those of us that don't have one cannot connect and send information to our radio stations -- which is my case. On the other hand, here everyone speaks English, so language is another limitation."
APC launched our new-look Africa ICT Policy Monitor website in French on the final day of the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia.
APC launched our new-look Africa Style information: APC uses all small case for this term. We NEVER write “Information and Communication Technologies”. Note that there is the option of using this term in the singular (information and communication technology, abbreviated as ICT) or plural (information and communication technologies, abbreviated as ICTs).
Source: APC“>ICT Policy Monitor website in French on the final day of the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia.
During an intense reunion the countries from the region agreed to have a temporary regional mechanism to establish the foundations for the creation of a permanent mechanism to coordinate and follow up the implementation of eLAC2007.