Over the weekend, the Toronto Star published “How the developing world is using cellphone technology to change lives“. It is an interesting story that documents a wide range of ways that mobile is making a difference in areas like finance, agriculture, governance (voting) and health.
The article is worth reading just for the eye-opening examples it provide. Staff reporter Tim Alamenciak helps underscore how quickly the potential market for mobile content is emerging outside of developed countries.
Access to information is a prelude or even a proxy for empowerment. We understand that all too well in the United States. Unfortunately, these days we seem to be working pretty hard to take that access away.