- Hi Fred
you may know this already, but it may surprise some readers :-
The fake flash-drives that some people sell on eBay UK and other
places are advertised as '1GB capacity', they have 1GB labels
printed on them, 1GB on the packaging, and they report to the
computer when you plug them in that they have '1GB file-space'.
However, when you start filling them up with files, they save 'drive
full' when you get to about 64MB or 128MB.
They have electronic circuitry inside that lies about its capacity
to the computer! They only have 64MB of flash memory inside, and
fake programs in their microprocessor to lie about the size.
Some fake goods that people buy work almost as well as the real
famous-name brands, but fake flash-drives are terrible. You don't
get anything like what you pay for. In some cases, they don't work
So, you need to buy flash-drives from a well-respected shop.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, kayiwa fred
> --FLASH DRIVES
> Yes Andrius you asked me an ken to write about the
> What I can say is that they are sold and we can find
> people to sale to although few will like the content
> on it unless you first have to teach him/her
> Am sure they are much needed
> Not forgetting the point that in the city here there
> are now many people and shops for flash drives and
> mostly from china and India so they are almost
> reducing the price of hem every day and they look fake
> and duplicate because you hardly find the lasting for
> long as those you are sending.
> But the funny thing is that people in Africa buy cheap
> things though fake because they have less money
> Now I can see Indians sale 1GB at 30usd can imagine
> how much less than 1GB can cost now.
> However in rural and urban Area people have not got
> intrest in using them and they need to learn first.
> Kayiwa fred
> Looking for last minute shopping deals?http://tools.search.yahoo.com/newsearch/category.php?
> Find them fast with Yahoo! Search.
- Thank you Fred
You raise some interesting points about information on flash drives and people needing to learn first.
This touches on ideas and investigations that are dear to my heart. I am tempted to write what I have observed during my times teaching people in rural Nigeria and Kenya, and spending time with people there. The culture is very different. The relationships and dynamics around information and people is very unlike the relationships and dynamics here at home (and I would guess in many countries in Europe and North America etc).
I won't go into any details of what I have observed. However I would ask people who are bandwidth rich to try to remember back to when they first started to use computers and the Internet. (It is hard to imagine how different life life used to be, and to realise how things have changed. It has not been easy to see the changes happening. It has all been more like water rising than like climbing stairs.) For those of us who are older it is possible to remember what it was like before we started to automatically turn to the Internet for information - and it is possible for us to remember that using the Internet for information was not a sudden natural behaviour.
Even when I first had the Internet at home (1995) I still tended to use what I knew - I phoned yellow pages for shops and services, I phoned British Rail for travel details. My husband was always prompting me. "Why don't you look on the Internet?" It took a long time for me to change my behaviour from phone and visiting the library to using the Internet to find information. Imagine if I had not been in the habit of using my phone (if phones were still a novelty in my community) or if there was no decent library in my town - and very few books in my school. Imagine too that my teachers and parents had never encouraged me to ask questions, so I had grown up accepting the information that I was given. How much longer would it have taken me then to start thinking of using the Internet, or flash drives, to seek information.
On 07/02/2008, kayiwa fred <fdkayiwa@...> wrote:
Yes Andrius you asked me an ken to write about the
What I can say is that they are sold and we can find
people to sale to although few will like the content
on it unless you first have to teach him/her
Am sure they are much needed
Not forgetting the point that in the city here there
are now many people and shops for flash drives and
mostly from china and India so they are almost
reducing the price of hem every day and they look fake
and duplicate because you hardly find the lasting for
long as those you are sending.
But the funny thing is that people in Africa buy cheap
things though fake because they have less money
Now I can see Indians sale 1GB at 30usd can imagine
how much less than 1GB can cost now.
However in rural and urban Area people have not got
intrest in using them and they need to learn first.
Looking for last minute shopping deals?
Find them fast with Yahoo! Search. http://tools.search.yahoo.com/newsearch/category.php?category=shopping