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December 09, 2003

Ironic! The Daily Summit is currently sitting in a World Electronic Media Forum envelope event where we are all waiting with bated breath for Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations to address the room of distinguished guests and media.

They have just shown a video featuring Finland and Honduras as extremes of the digital divide, and what difference information technology can make to people's lives. When Christine Ockrent, one of France's most famous presenters, then cued in a live video link discussion from Venezuela - to demonstrate the wonders of technology - the line went down... and with it three disappointed faces in Caracas.

Cara Swift @ December 9, 2003 01:59 PM

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From 1989 in Singapore when I watched a team of five Sony technicians unable to get their $20K projector running to 1997 when a US wireless company was unable to move bits 20 meters across a stage at a Venezuelan networking conferene, the subtext of tech. problems/screw-ups in public performances is "If those guys can't get it to work, why should I mess with it?"

It's always best to carry a hand puppet with you to continue the dialogue should your IP or video connection fail.
Steve Cisler @ December 9, 2003 02:27 PM

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