[Foundation-l] Taipei chosen to host Wikimania 2007

SJ Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 00:08:47 UTC 2006

+++ Ray Saintonge [03/10/06 01:25 -0700]:
>valdelli at bluemail.ch wrote:
>>I strong support three different Wikimania: one for Europe/Africa, 
>>one for Asia/Australia, one form America.
>>The Asia has got many problems and one Wikimania cannot solve them, 
>>but also the core of Wikipedians are in the Europe, but also the 
>>Digital Divide is a big problem in Africa, etc.
>As for Africa and the digital divide it could be a humbling experience 
>for those of us from developed countries to go to a conference there.  
>We could have first hand experience of the difficulties in bringing 
>knowledge to the people of that continent.

A very real digital divide exists; but your last statement could come 
across as patronizing.  More interesting than 'bringing information to' 
is receiving information from less technologically developed regions... 
countering 'systemic bias' in a way that is only recently imaginable.


More information about the foundation-l mailing list