Christine McKenzie

Farmer, Farming
Invercargill, New Zealand

About Christine

I'm passionate about

the need for us to share more equally in order to avoid catastrophic conflict on a small planet

Universities

Edinburgh, Massey, Strathclyde

Comments & conversations

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Christine McKenzie
Posted over 3 years ago
Aleph Molinari: Let's bridge the digital divide!
First, I don't believe his figures - he says 2/3 of the world's people can't access.. hmm I've been all over Africa lately and everyone seems to have access, yes including way out in the bundu.. they use cellphones to do all sorts of things. There is so much competition in that market it is cheap and efficient. (long may it last!) Here in NZ we have a problem which he skirts over all too quickly - physical infrastructure.. not enough population to make it worth while NZ Telecom etc companies bothering with rural areas. We can use satellite but it is expensive. Govt is putting money in but they don't care about the last 10% of people either.. ..anyway it looks as if desk computers are maybe on the way out - not that I want to swap mine for a smartphone!