Text Patterns - by Alan Jacobs

Thursday, May 28, 2009

e-books in Africa

Could e-books provide a way of getting expansive intellectual resources into the hands of poor and historically deprived people — say, in South Africa? Over at The Digitalist, Michael Bhaskar says . . . Maybe. A great idea, but one fraught with challenges. And if the possibilities are so iffy in South Africa, which has a stronger electronic infrastructure than almost anywhere else on the continent, then perhaps those of us concerned with literacy for the poorest of the poor should look towards non-electronic provisions.

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