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The "smart charger" sadly limited to solve "First" world problems

Question: why so many Kickstarter projects are not targeting the users that would need them the most?

Some important, appropriate digital developments across Africa

This is “just” a short list of some digital communities and projects for sustainability and social development in Africa that I think everybody should know. I aim to follow this field much more regularly from now on.

Making the Internet Affordable to Everybody. OK. What now?

A great project that ended a few months ago did something essential, but it is also something that may hide a bigger problem.

Yes, you may soon download a house. And that would be terrible

Question: “What if you could download and print a house in 24 hours for half the cost?” My answer: it would probably be a terrible thing, something to avoid, for you and everybody around, sooner or later.

Going to Mauritius? Remember to map breadfruit trees!

A couple weeks ago, an unusual request on the Mauritius Linux Users Group caught my attention, one that may interest both tourists visiting Mauritius in the next months, and everybody interested in ICT for sustainable development.

Proposal from OLPC Paraguay on how to manage Sugar or other educational software

The project to deliver One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) for educational purpose in developing countries is doing great in Paraguay. According to developer Bernie Innocenti, this success comes from a way to manage the development of the Sugar educational software that other countries (or any other similar projects, see for example the Teachermate or the italian JumpPC) could and should imitate.