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Reading Bytes for Feb 10

February 10, 2012

Tweet Updates on what I’m reading. Links with my notes. I also just tweet links and things that interest me @dina Farmers using Facebook to discuss prices and plan strategy – The Economic Times – QUOTE: "Facebook farmers played a crucial role in stopping the auction and solving the problem," says Raghunath Ramachandra Patil, president, [...]

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The old, the not-so-old, and many facets of the new

August 31, 2009

Tweet I took this picture of Dhanaji Dongre, the farmer we visited during our Nokia Life Tools immersions, on my test N97 (which has a pretty cool camera but a lousy touch-screen esp. when compared to the iPhone). He is taking a picture of the crew on his own little camera phone, who in turn, [...]

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“The Internet for the Next Million” – Mobile Innovations in Rural India

August 31, 2009

Tweet It’s how Natesh, Head of  Nokia Life Tools India describes the program – I like the realism when he uses ‘million’ and not ‘millions’ or ‘billion’! Alan Reiter, who was with us during our rural immersions has a great article on Life Tools – here’s an excerpt: Farmers view Dhanaji Dongre’s crops in Khandali, [...]

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“Raju, go and get some bakery” – Mobile Innovations

August 30, 2009

Tweet Umesh Markat, a 9th grade school boy, shyly rattles off this line, quietly proud that he can actually string together a sentence in English! Another example of a sentence in English he shared with us – “Raja Ravi Verma is the best Indian artist”. In the picture below, taken by fellow-blogger Alan Reiter, Umesh [...]

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