My first mobile phone in 2002 was a Nokia 3310. It was a hardy beast and hands down, the most reliable mobile phone I have ever owned. I don't remember playing the in-built games that much, but its screen was easy to read and the phone was dead simple to use. I recently bought two … Continue reading HTC Sense and mobile phone user interfaces
A video interview with Rohan Samarajiva, Executive Director of Lirneasia and former Director General of Sri Lanka Telecom on telecoms regulations, disaster mitigation, preparedness and early warning, mobile phone usage at the B.O.P and a number of other technology related issues pertinent to Sri Lanka.
Photo credit: Shaul Schwarz/Reportage, for The New York Times Does observing the behaviour of people using mobile phone influence how they are made? Jan Chipchase wants that answer to be yes. Read this fascinating article (don't forget to look at the photos) published in New Scientist on how Jan's travels and research are influencing the … Continue reading Mobile phone anthropology
There's a very interesting paper on the web I came across recently that deals with the pros and cons of using mobiles for social development and linked to the discussions on Lirneasia's recent post on the future of telecentres and the role of mobiles in complementing and / or supplanting them. The paper seems to … Continue reading Mobiles for Social Development
This podcast, from Cyberweek 2007, is a conversation between Colin Rule (Director of ODR at eBay/PayPal) and Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net and creator of FrontlineSMS. To download the mp3 file or listen to it online, visit VOR Radio here. For more information on the podcast, visit here. (File size 30.46Mb, running time approx. 30 … Continue reading SMS for election monitoring, peacebuilding and strengthening democracy – A conversation with Ken Banks