I have been involved for a number of years with Hilton Theunissen and the Shuttleworth Foundation and their efforts to bring computers to township schools. A part of that software suite was an offline copy of wikipedia.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
By Andy on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 09:23 - Computers
Sunday 11 May 2008
By Andy on Sunday 11 May 2008, 15:10
On May 11, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences opened its Research Centre. Present were a host of dignitaries, led by Stephen Hawking, Michael Griffin, the current administrator of NASA, and Nobel prize-winners David Gross and George Smoot. A lineup indeed.
Thursday 20 March 2008
By Andy on Thursday 20 March 2008, 16:09
Sunday 20 January 2008
By Andy on Sunday 20 January 2008, 10:49
I have watched the election crisis in Kenya unfold from the beginning, and am angry at the lack of concern the leaders have for the people they claim to represent.
Tuesday 18 December 2007
By Andy on Tuesday 18 December 2007, 15:23
Tuesday 23 October 2007
By Andy on Tuesday 23 October 2007, 14:44
Wikipedia has started its regular fund drive with a video from the founder, Jimmy Wales. He starts by expounding the knowledge-for-everyone mantra of wikipedia, and in particular promoting wikipedias in third world languages like Swahili.
The video finishes up with clips of people around the world talking about wikipedia, how it has benefited them, and how they contribute, including people typing articles in on cellphones ..
There is a clip of me, at Lavender Hill Secondary school (at a township close to Muizenberg more renowned for its gangs) talking about my placement of a complete copy of wikipedia down at schools that have no daytime internet access, and also the Lab administrator Shanaaz talking about her wish for more content on the Afrikaans wikipedia.