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  1. Oct 2023
    1. For me as travelling consultant, but also as a private citizen, having ubiquitous access to my on-line material is crucial. It is my premier gateway to my social networks as well as my work. When during the move last month we were thrown back to using a 52k dial-in phoneline for a week I felt both blind, deaf and mute.

      I wrote this March 2006, a year before the announcement of the iPhone, and more than two years before the iPhone3G, and it became available first in the Netherlands. When I mention access here, it's not about mobile data (smartphones didn't exist yet), but about internet access in general and wifi in particular.

  2. Dec 2021
  3. Nov 2021
    1. That number comes within a larger $65 billion sum going toward broadband connectivity. What makes the $2.75 billion within that significant is that it is aimed at digital inclusion, the work of giving people skills to use technology, affordable long-term access to it, and the devices they need to benefit from it in meaningful ways.

      broadband connectivity

  4. Mar 2021
    1. research by Pew shows that access to high-speed broadband connections go up as Hf: people’s education levels and income increase.

      This is huge! The connection between connectivity and opportunity are where the intent of the UN Universal Human Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression through any media and regardless of frontiers comes into play.

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  10. Mar 2020
    1. What Is a Modern Learning Environment?

      A modern learning environment includes connected devices, audiovisual tools, and purposeful furniture that allow students to learn in a variety of ways. Ideas included flexible seating and utilizing student tech tools to their full capabilities. 3/5

  11. Oct 2019
    1. and prevailing breezes, and protection from winter storms

      Design for maximum sun, breeze protection, winter protection

    2. Pedestrian/cycle connections

      using the public realm to facilitate pedestrian and cyclist connections wherever possible.

  12. Jul 2016
    1. But this was before Facebook. It was before we all started merging our online and offline lives. The internet hadn’t gone corporate; websites were ephemeral things. Your friendships on a site existed only within the space of that site; if you lost one, you lost the other.
  13. May 2016
    1. He realised that if Internet.org took hold in India, Facebook would be the gatekeeper to the web for hundreds of millions who had no idea what the internet was, or what it could do for them.

      The idea that some internet is better than no internet is ridiculous. Poor people in developing nations deserve the same Internet as the rest of the world.

    2. He assured the children inside, and the villagers outside, that their connectivity problems would be fixed before his next visit.

      the arrogance

  14. Jan 2015