osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Link Harvest: IBM Bets On Africa

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/i-b-m-africa-is-the-next-growth-frontier/?ref=technology

Yes, Africa is a continent, not a country, with squindoodles of diverse, different cultures, economic conditions, etc. I would probably also exclude North Africa (from Morocco to Egypt) and focus on Kenya, Liberia, Angola, Congo, Rwanda, and a number of others I could name if I had a map -- many of which now have stable governments (and largely women led, as the surplus of uber aggressive armed men-folk that were contesting for leadership over the last 40 years have done a fine job killing each other off) and fledgling infrastructures. (I also wonder how devaluation of the dollar against other currencies has impacted their debt levels. Could hyperinflation for us be the ticket to prosperity for the developing world? And does China's currency manipulation unfairly hurt developing nations? Ah, the complexity of international finance/neo-imperialism).
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