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Re: <nettime> Nigerian Scams // Now a positive spin
cisler on Fri, 24 Aug 2001 03:05:23 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Nigerian Scams // Now a positive spin



Yes, in spite of the response I gave about the W. African scams, I am also
deeply involved in issues related to connectivity and public access to the
net in Africa (and elsewhere)

I just did a connectivity guide for school principals and am working on one
for what I called the 'S' word--sustainability.

However, I have been fascinated by scams, cons, and flim-flams. The African
ones are just a new twist.  When I lived in Africa, 35 years ago, my village
had no mail service, no phone, no electricity. Just a road.  When people
tried to scam me, it was face-to-face.

Now it's by two-way vsat, 802.11b networks, and hotmail accounts.

Steve Cisler

> From: Profitinafrica {AT} aol.com
> Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 12:53:27 EDT
> To: nettime-l-request {AT} bbs.thing.net, cisler {AT} mail.inreach.com
> Subject: Re: <nettime> Nigerian Scams // Now a positive spin
...
> May I talk for a moment about the positive spin on Internet and information
> and communications and knowledge. Africa is 90% hard working poorly paid and
> honest. 
...
> Along these lines, ATCnet is putting together a database on the African
> Health and HIV-AIDS Crisis to start to identify those organizations and
> individuals all over Africa that are doing an incredible job of caring for
> people affected with the HIV-AIDS crisis ...
> The ATCnet database development is visible at www.atcnet.org
> 
> Thanks 
> 
> Peter Burgess

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