Africa: Do Everything to Ensure We Have a Digital Miracle

Africa is alive with possibility. The speed with which Africans have embraced mobile telephones provides an opportunity for rapid transformation and the potential of bridging the so-called digital divide.In my own thinking, mobile telephony is a disruptive technology – a technology that allows society to leap forward, possibly sacrificing another older technology – and this is not just because it challenges the fixed line. I think it challenges both the old telephone and the PC in a fundamental way and it promises to help us overcome serious deficiencies.

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