Saturday 21 April 2012

A blog post of Tweets: can smartphones solve poverty?

In his recent book The Shallows, Nicholas Carr describes how “cell-phone novels” have become popular in Japan.
His comment gave me the idea of creating a blog post out of Tweets.

It all started at the end of last month when I read that a renowned economist said that poverty will be brought to an end by the widespread ownership of smartphones. The point is sound but it seemed to me that while we watch the value of Apple reach the equivalent of the GDP of Europe a lot persons will go on suffering.

Here’s the translation below for those who need it:
Reply from JMM: Well at least you know the route
TJ: Agreed, but how to convince everyone else?
JMM: You don't convince me
TJ: If I can't convince a fine man like yourself, there is no hope
JMM: Yes there is, we keep on searching
 Meanwhile JMMelo marked the original tweet as a favourite
TJ: The technology exists, what's missing is the will on the part of decision makers
 UMS: Excellent that this debate has arisen. I also think the technology exists. The challenge is enormous, but it's possible
TJ: If only as well as being true it were easy to solve. If only there were a spirit of sacrifice to eliminate poverty
JMMelo:I believe that willingness will arise from understanding how unjust and unequal is the socioeconomic system which tolerates poverty
JMM: If you take a look, there are thousands of gestures of empathy between persons every day

JMM writes very interesting and his  blog Corto y Cambio  is translated in a number of languages.
Thanks for technical suggestion about this post are due to:


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