The Case for Technology Localization

Technology LocalizationWire James Lunghabo, of Linux Solutions Uganda and ICT Translations Uganda [registered but no site], makes a compelling case for localization of technology and why it should be considered as one of the forefront issues that is a barrier to adoption of technology, particularly in the rural communities.

A number of telecentres in Uganda have either closed or are on their deathbed as a result of this very issue. When you get the top of the range PCs and take them to a community that is hardly literate in English, what do you expect? People naturally get intimidated by any new technology and will require all sorts of incentives to adapt to it.

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