appropriate technology

Good and bad technologies for development – some nice examples of both

admin - September 14, 2011

The Guardian’s Mark Tran had a nice piece on appropriate/inappropriate technologies. What doesn’s work: One of the newest hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa was built with infrared sensors to turn the taps on in the operating theatres. This in a country where there are no other infrared controlled taps and no engineer to fix them. Within a year most of them had failed, some in the …

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