Tuesday, July 24, 2007

New Group and New Ideas

We have started with a new group of Digital Pathways interns from Bay Area Video Coalition. They are a very bright group, and working on two sets of videos about San Francisco culture, which I'll link to later this week.

Also, I saw a great post on boingboing (linking to Daniel Hernandez's blog, linking to the LA times) about African hand-outs versus African support by Femi Kuti, the great musician Fela Kuti's son.

The gist of it was that aid wasn't nearly as effective as interchange, tourism, commerce, etc. The "people" relationships need to be supported by the business relationships in a spirit of real interchange, not just paying to get rid of problems.

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