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Community Informatics and Community Development: CI gave a party and CD didn’t come, CD gives a party and they didn’t invite CI—What is going on?

February 28, 2010

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For me, and again on reflection, the challenge and promise of a “community informatics” is not achieved through collections of projects however successful they might be. Rather the real success would come when there was a real and equal partnership between ICTs and community enablement.

So What Do We Lose If We Don’t Have The Internet?

February 20, 2010

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So what do we miss if we don’t have the internet? This isn’t a trick question. I’m currently in Sri Lanka, a country which has had a long and interesting history of telecentres/community technology initiatives (they call them Nenasalas).

Some thoughts on the next steps for “Bridging the Digital Divide in Malaysia”

February 9, 2010

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In the context of my visits to various sites in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak I’ve now got a bit of perspective on the current situation in Malaysia and I see that in certain respects at least the goals of the 2005 Plan as evidenced by the document Bridging the Digital Divide in Malaysia have been […]

CoERI, the Centre that Community Informatics Built (and now they are busy returning the favour).

February 4, 2010

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I recently had an opportunity to visit with the staff and students of the Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI) at the University of Malaysia, Kuching (they also hosted my travels to Long Lemai and Bario both of which I have discussed in earlier blog entries) According to their self-description: http://www.rimc.unimas.my/centres-of-excellence/rural-informatics-coeri/rural-informatics.html “The Centre of […]

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