Bytes for All- August Issue now Online
- 'Bytes for All' august'99 issue is now online. Please visit the site at
http://www.bytesforall.org or http://bytesforall.org and leave your
comments/suggestions at our guest book.
'Bytes for All' is an online newsletter which tries to update readers
about new and interesting IT ventures/initiatives in South Asia.
Attempts that focus on people before profits. This venture is being
jointly undertaken by Frederick Noronha <fred@...> a freelance
journalist based in Goa-India interested in developmental issues, and
by Partha Pratim Sarker <partha@...> a web designer and an online
activist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The issues what have been covered in this August version are:
INDIAN DoT TO SET UP NATIONAL BACKBONE
ROADBLOCKS BEFORE MUCH OF THE WORLD IN GETTING ACCESS TO I.T.
SITE FOR POVERTY RESEARCH IN ASIA CIDA
CAN I.T. SOLVE *ALL* OUR PROBLEMS ?
PAKISTAN SUGGESTS LOWER DATA TRANSMISSION TARIFF LAHORE
ASIAN INTERNET USERS MAY SOAR BY 40 PERCENT IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS SEOUL
DRIK: PICTURE LIBRARY IN DHAKA SHOWING ANOTHER REALITY
A SOUTH-ASIAN WHO HAS WORKED ON 128-bit ENCRIPTION SOFTWARE....
UNDP REPORT SAYS U.S. HAS MORE COMPUTERS THAN REST OF THE WORLD
OPERATING SYSTEM WITH A DIFFERENCE: LINUX GAINS IN INDIA
PAKISTAN TO UNVEIL INFO TECHNOLOGY POLICY ON AUGUST 16
INTERNET INCREASES GLOBAL INEQUALITY, SAYS UN
INDIA: SOUTHERN STATE PLANS FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK
INDIAN LANGUAGE, TAMIL, GETS UNIVERSALLY-ACCEPTED KEYBOARD
FREE FONTS IN REGIONAL LANGUAGES, TOWARDS AN INDIAN O.S.
COMMON GROUND ELUSIVE AS TECHNOLOGY HAVE-NOTS MEET HAVES
GERMAN STUDIES FROM CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
3 articles for the issue:
Does Information Technology Really Promote Knowledge?....by Kunda Dixit
Internet can Help Make Radio-Broadcasting Accessible to Indians....by
Arun Mehta (india)
Indian Experiment Shows how Slum-Kids Speedily Take to
Computers........by Frederick Noronha (India)
Conference invitations for:
INFORMATION EQUALITY IN THE NEXT MILLENIUM in Malaysia
International Millennium Conference on "AFFORDABLE TELECOM AND IT
SOLUTIONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES" and more
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Frederick Noronha (India)
Partha Pratim Sarker (Bangladesh)
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