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This page is a capture of the content discussed at the "Economic Development" table at the Silicon Valley meeting.

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Economic Development

  • Local + International
  • Internet is a Tool... and a Challenge
    • Things are different!
    • Access
      • Glut (of information)
      • Language (gaps)
      • Education level
  • (we could really use some) Databases
    • Knowledge
    • Experts
  • Local trust / contact (is critical to successful / effective projects)
  • Concrete? Disappear (that is, when the discussion gets concrete, people evaporate)
  • Alternative economic models: "Freebay"
  • high tech risks losing the human touch.
    • As much as technology is helpful, we need to be sure to maintain the human connection; something the developing world may only know.
Next steps
  • Consolidate ideas
  • Strengthen connections
  • Connect with other Idealist "BOFs" ("Birds of a Feather")
  • meet again
Those present
  • Brian
  • Elaine
  • Milton
  • Jeremy
  • Lynn
  • Falguni
  • Lakshmi
  • Curt
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Authors Curt Beckmann
Published 2007
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
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