Friday, January 31, 2014

The cellphone revolution

StrategyPage discusses the cellphone revolution

It's not just the internet: Cellphones are the poor man's internet.

And isn't it ironic that Bill Gates wants to save the world doing good things, (not just vaccines, but now stopping poor people from being born) when he already changed the world.
Priorities I guess.

At StrategyPage, AustinBay has an essay on this.

The annual letter, titled "3 Myths That Block Progress For The Poor," begins with four simple and, to my mind, factually incontestable sentences: "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient. You might think that such striking progress would be widely celebrated, but in fact, Melinda and I are struck by how many people think the world is getting worse.

on the other hand, after reading reports on Windows 8 and seeing the upsurge in tablets using android, one wonders if Gates wouldn't be helping the world by working in his area of expertise....

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