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Computer Science and Global Development

Blake, Edwin H. (2009) Computer Science and Global Development. In Parikh, Tapan, Muneeb Ali, Lakshmi Subramanian and Bill Thies, Eds. Proceedings CCC Workshop on Computer Science and Global Development, Berkeley, CA.

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This position paper argues that we should set ourselves the Grand Challenge of creating tools that people in the developing world appropriate for their own purposes.
I suggest that one such Grand Challenge is a tool that makes all telcos obsolete. Our allies in this might be the mobile handset manufacturers.
I also argue for community based values and methods that em¬brace the egalitarian principles of Action Research. I point out that Monitoring and Evaluation Tools are useful as a metric for development projects but need to be adapted for ICT Design.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:K Computing Milieux: K.4 COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
ID Code:587
Deposited By:Blake, Edwin H
Deposited On:08 December 2009