Monthly Archives: February 2009

links for 2009-02-16

SEACOM Photos of the SEACOM cable landing station in Mombassa (tags: kenya africa mombassa cable infrastructure internet SEACOM) Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline pledges cheap medicine for world's poor | Business | guardian.co.uk The new head of GlaxoSmithKline, Andrew Witty, announces pricing … Continue reading

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Why arrest Bennett?

There’s a lot that’s hard to understand about Zimbabwean politics. This is true, in part, because the coverage tends to focus on the old crocodile – Robert Mugabe – rather than on the other ZANU-PF powerbrokers who may actually be … Continue reading

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Bluehost censors Zimbabwean bloggers

There’s a lot of ways to silence dissident voices online. My colleagues involved with the Open Net Initiative have done pioneering work documenting the ways that governments restrict their citizens’ ability to access certain online content. But while the government … Continue reading

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Tendai Biti’s tough job

Think Barack Obama’s got it bad? Sure, inheriting a pair of wars, a collapsing economy and a dysfunctionally partisan Congress is a drag. But for sheer job misery, I think Tendai Biti has him beat. Biti is one of the … Continue reading

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links for 2009-02-12

Kevin Kelly — The Technium Excellent Kevin Kelly piece makes clear that the Amish aren't Luddites, just extremely careful adopters of technology. They say no to most new tech, then carefully evaluate whether it should be used in the community. … Continue reading

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links for 2009-02-10

Evan Osnos on African merchants living in China: Audio Slide Show: Multimedia: The New Yorker Impressive photo and audio slideshow about the African – primarily Nigerian – community in Guangzhou. (tags: africa economics china nigeria trade photography immigration migration guangzhou) … Continue reading

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Andriankoto’s hat

Attendees of the TED conference – like those of many technology and business conferences – came home with bags filled with gifts from corporate sponsors: a set of bath towels from Lexus, a stuffed panda bear from the World Wildlife … Continue reading

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The end of TED 2009

This post is part of a series from the TED 2009 conference held in Long Beach, California from February 4-8th. You can read other posts in the series here, and the TED site will release video from the talk in … Continue reading

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Liz Coleman reinvents liberal arts education

This post is part of a series from the TED 2009 conference held in Long Beach, California from February 4-8th. You can read other posts in the series here, and the TED site will release video from the talk in … Continue reading

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Barry Schwartz on practical wisdom

This post is part of a series from the TED 2009 conference held in Long Beach, California from February 4-8th. You can read other posts in the series here, and the TED site will release video from the talk in … Continue reading

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