wireless networking, free software, solar power

Introducing zero, defining bottom?

Facebook introduces the free service 0.facebook.com in 45 countries: http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=391295167130 and many authors are discussing its impact on africa* , controversially: http://whiteafrican.com/2010/05/21/facebook-zero-a-paradigm-shift/ http://blurringborders.com/2010/05/20/will-africans-have-a-say-on-privacy/ http://manypossibilities.net/2010/05/facebook-zero-helps-ideas-at-the-bottom-of-the-pyramid-have-sex/ http://www.ictworks.org/news/2010/05/24/4-reasons-celebrate-facebook-zero-africa Not that worried about privacy, as expressed earlier, here: http://form.less.dk/?p=211 – but thinking that moves like this, game changing as they are, define and stabilize bottom-of-the-pyramid as much as they […]

Out to the clouds?

out to the cloud? The following is a collection of considerations and criteria from discussions of cloudsourcing and outsourcing in various organisations, e.g. universities in several countries and places. I will focus these around a question that mnay organisations are facing these days: whether to outsource mail, calendar and related intranet service operations, or run […]