A crash course in changing the world.
lets put this in prospective. in my country (South Africa) there are currently between 43-50 million people, this is a large number in any perspective, but let me shock you now. in lectures today i learned a shocking truth! of the vast amount of people we have only around 11% of people who own a computer and around 10.5% who access the internet. this is scary simply because we take something like this for granted! we dont think about how privalleged we are to have a computer or the internet, the world at our fingertips.... imagine how education could be improved within developing countries with the internet, its like having your own personal library at your disposal with no opening or closing times, not a few km's walk away, not in your nearest town if you live in a rural area.
its even scary to have learned that of the people who are studying at Rhodes University some only saw a computer and used one for the first time when they got there... so i'
ll pose this question again! how lucky are we? lets not take things for granted but rather appreciate what we have and try to make our difference in the world no matter how small or big it is....
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I'm just glad Evoke and others are using this technology for good.
Have you ever heard of One Laptop per Child?
collective strategy: we need to determine which group whose benefit if we help them will naturally lead to a cascade to benefiting other groups...
I used to be an academic librarian, so I actually know what I'm talking about.