The Value of Putting People in Touch with Each Other
I just read something which shouted awareNet - quite surprising that the quote comes from 1848 when John Stuart Mill, postulated “it is hardly possible to overrate the value, in this present low state of human improvement, of placing human beings in contact with persons dissimilar to themselves, and with modes of thought and action unlike those with which they are familiar… Such communication has always been, and is peculiarly in the present age, one of the main sources of progress” (quoted in Hirschman, A. (1982) Rival Interpretations of Market Society: Civilizing, Destructive or Feeble? Journal of Economic Literature XX 1463-1484.)
eKhaya ICT is currently working on awareNet software - open source free social networking software for schools, which we are beta-testing between schools in Africa and Europe, together with the Village Scribe Association.
April 16th 2009 01:10