Saturday, March 15, 2014

You don't need an app for this

Thought that you might enjoy this short 8 minute TED talk. Often we have a bias against Africa and see it as a continent that is behind the times etc. Perhaps we have got it wrong and we need to review the way we think about technology and innovation of technology.

Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that

"Are the simplest phones the smartest? While the rest of the world is updating statuses and playing games on smartphones, Africa is developing useful SMS-based solutions to everyday needs, says journalist Toby Shapshak. In this eye-opening talk, Shapshak explores the frontiers of mobile invention in Africa as he asks us to reconsider our preconceived notions of innovation."

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