Education, Technology, and the "New" Knowledge Economy: Views from Bongoland.

@inproceedings{Stambach2006EducationTA,
  title={Education, Technology, and the "New" Knowledge Economy: Views from Bongoland.},
  author={Amy Stambach and George A. Malekela},
  year={2006}
}
The concept of bridging the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world draws symbolically on nineteenth century diffusion theories of linear progress and twentieth‐century theories of modernization and development. This paper examines information and communication technology (ICT) policies and public‐access postings on http://www.bongoland.net. Bongoland evokes a quality of life that is hectic, frustrating, and slightly crazy. Where the language of policies envisions that… CONTINUE READING