Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

10 June 2003

TODAY'S TRIBUTE: goes to the http://www.bytesforall.org/ team. These people are committed to connecting the mass un-connected in the least developed countries (LDCs). Not only the technologies but also the problems, prospects, policies and social implications of such solutions are discussed. They aim to fulfil the need for an alternative-innovative mode of connectivity that can even change the whole information use and capabilities of the poor.

06 June 2003

Today attended an indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) workshop titled "Talking HIV/Aids Research: The interface between traditional healing and biomedical research." Scientists and traditional healers came face to face. Divining has never been well received by modern science but the interactions were interesting and maybe the two came a step closer in this context anyway. Let's heal ourselves and our people. 5million people across the world are HIV positive. let us care!