[LINK] Helping third world
Sat, 19 Feb 2000 07:04:12 +1100
Recalling that television advertisment of some 2 years ago where some
sub-continent women were putting a washing machine to a more traditional
use, I wonder what traditional use the 3rd world countries will have for
$500M worth of M$ CDs.
Cynical? ... me? ...
LANNet Computing Associates <http://www.lannet.com.au>
On Tue, 15 Feb 2000, Tony Barry wrote:
> Source: Net News 15 February, 2000
> Helping third world
> The World Bank today joined up with Softbank of Japan to kickstart Internet
> companies in 100 developing countries. The bank's private investment arm, the
> International Finance Corp, and Softbank will invest $200 million in a
> break the digital divide between the First and Third World. IFC will also
> Softbank's recent Latin America- and China-focused Internet investment funds,
> bringing the total commitment to global Internet development to $500 million.
> See http://www.ifc.org/
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