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Indiegogo Customer Happiness? A response

Oh dear. customer happiness ? indeed. Please forward my response to your CEO Mr Rubin – nice picture of him with Storm Sondors! I would appreciate if your company would refund US$ 2396 which I paid in consideration for the

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Posted in #namibia, ebike, EV, Indiegogo, solar power, sondors, sondors ebike

Light2Read; updated considerations (dateline March 2015)

Development Challenge, Innovation, and Anticipated Impacts Challenge A lack of electricity (and light to read), information and educational resources in more than 50% of Namibia’s households, crucial to the citizenship becoming literate, informed and democratised. Only 350 schools in Namibia

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Posted in #eLA2013, #namibia, @stevesong, africa, Angel Investor, bandwidth, benchmark, carbon footprint, citizen science, civil society, CRAN, creative commons, crowdsourcing, eBook, education, eReader, Ethan Zuckerman, FOSS, FOSSFA, free internet, free internet. school, GPL, ICT4D, Ict4e, innovation, library, Ministry of Education, mobile learning, Negroponte, OLPC, photovoltaic, Raspberry Pi, renewable energy, schoolnet, SchoolNet issues, smartphones, social media, solar power, tablets, tatejoris, universal access

More Library (formerly Raspberry) Pi, anyone?

Following up on an earlier blog article about Raspberry Pi, I’m very pleased to share a progress report with you.   I’m happy to let you know that an independent Library Pi has been launched in Namibia – with a functional 12V

Posted in free internet, Ict4e, library, Rachel, Raspberry Pi, RPi, school, solar power

Why do so many e-learning conferences elicit so many delusions of adequacy?

I’ve been looking for an opportune moment to respond to the peculiar notion of an ‘Education for All (EFA)’ future in Africa without teachers, thanks to mobile technology.  Which sounds just like another ‘Negropontism’.  Donald Clark has made some biting

Posted in #namibia, africa, EduNet Namibia, eReader, George Ferreira, Ict4e, M$FT, photovoltaic, Raspberry Pi, samsung, schoolnet, solar power, tablets

Scary stats – what throwing ‘away’ can mean for end-users of redundant mobile devices

Reading about the material composition of mobile devices, it’s fairly obvious that a vast quantity of harmful stuff is being ditched as phones and other assistive mobile technologies are being replaced with newer models. So what’s in a mobile phone (courtesy Cécile

Posted in #eLA13, #eLA2013, #Idlelo6, africa, carbon footprint, education, EduNet Namibia, eReader, FOSSFA, ICT4D, Ict4e, innovation, library, mobile learning, Negroponte, smartphones, solar power, tablets

I had to remind myself about renewable energy

My remnant concern with monoculture (coconut, new bio-fuel plants, even cocoa – driving many biomass/ gassification projects today – is what happens to traditional use of arable land and undeveloped forests? Will the emphasis on energy production impact on the

Posted in #namibia, africa, assistive technologies, carbon footprint, Electric vehicles, EV, ICT4D, innovation, renewable energy, solar power