There have been a number of countries, like UAE and India that have demanded access to encrypted communications of Research-In-Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry smartphones. These efforts are misguided, and unfairly target RIM's business.
Thursday 2 September 2010
By Andy on Thursday 2 September 2010, 22:33 - Computers
Monday 1 March 2010
By Andy on Monday 1 March 2010, 12:47 - Computers
Kiwix, an offline wikipedia selection, is installed at Kwena Malapo school.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
By Andy on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 09:23 - Computers
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.
Thursday 20 March 2008
By Andy on Thursday 20 March 2008, 16:09
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.