Straight Talking - Software for the Other 5 Billion

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Executive Summary

Although there are well over six billion people on the planet, just a little over one billion have access to computers or the internet. Given those one billion already provide big profits for tech giants such as Google and Microsoft, is there any point in bothering with the other 5? Quocirca poses it is more important to be concentrating the capabilities on these people. Technology can enable massive changes for the poorest people on the planet - and the impact can be the difference between life and death, not just success and failure. With companies such as Cisco, Intel and Microsoft and organisations such as the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) foundation pushing to get devices into as many people's hands as possible, one missing piece remains: content.

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