"Under Development" is a new column that discusses the practice of HCI in developing countries. To contribute, contact Gary Marsden at [email protected]. Governments across the planet are currently taking steps to eradicate poverty in the developing world. Whether spurred by humanitarians such as the musician Bono or their own consciences, governments are making serious attempts to eradicate the gap between developed and developing nations. Those of us interested in technology know how, theoretically at least, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can be used in developing countries to help provide education and empower those who are, or were formerly, marginalized.…
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