[Chugalug] Mobile hackathon

Dan Lyke danlyke at flutterby.com
Tue Jan 22 18:39:17 UTC 2013


On Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:13:05 +0000 (UTC)
Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:
> Nigeria, Kenya, S. Africa, the Caribbean, S. America.. etc. In these
> places, it truly is a "lesser of the evils", the cell phone provider
> may be interesting, creative and crooked, but much better than the
> government controlled banks.

Add to that list Afghanistan, where, when the U.S. military switched to
using the cell phone company to pay the Afghan National Police, said
police thought they'd suddenly gotten a 30% pay raise:

http://idea.usaid.gov/newsroom/articles/ms/11-10-09-99


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