I’m building a team in Q1 2015 to explore the viability of a large scale African festival in Austin.
As we speak about access to the internet for innovation and fair benefits through the knowledge economy for people in developing countries, one of the biggest points we raise is how expensive it is to transmit bits of data from one point to another, and how sometimes, basic infrastructural challenges in these developing countries make it expensive to deliver internet access.
Ubuntu (/uːˈbʊntuː/ oo-buun-too; Zulu/Xhosa pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]) is a Nguni Bantu term (literally, “human-ness”) roughly translating to “human kindness.” It is an idea from the Southern African region which means literally “human-ness,” and is often translated as “humanity towards others,” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”.
Low and middle income earners in developing countries experience challenges in getting usable internet connections that enable them tap into opportunities available to them through the knowledge economy, and in turn, improve their quality of life.
The internet has continued to evolve, and is fast becoming a platform on which basic communication and applications, both business related and others, transfer data to achieve their purpose or solve problems.