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Softwareweek : Press Release

Started by Philip Copeman. Last reply by Mandy Schoeman Nov 16, 2012. 4 Replies

PRESS RELEASECape Town , 18 October"There has never been a better time to be a software professional in Africa", these are the words of Roderick Lim Banda, in his closing address to…Continue

Educanet

Started by Philip Copeman Nov 16, 2012. 0 Replies

Here is teh proposal fro educanetContinue

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Pascal - Catch up

Started by Philip Copeman Oct 25, 2012. 0 Replies

Embarcadero - the plan to get youth involved in Pascal has to move faster. It can't be a plan that we do it "sometime in the future." We have already talked about this for two  years. In that two…Continue

Tablets

Started by Philip Copeman Oct 25, 2012. 0 Replies

Is this the start of the sub R 2000 high powered tablet?I can't work out what is real and what is not. Also is a notebook not a better vehicle for a student.…Continue

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The Case against Bitcoin

Posted by Philip Copeman on December 5, 2017 at 16:44 0 Comments

Will blockchain be enduring? – of course. Will Bitcoin be enduring? - not likely.





Unless you are familiar with the terminology of blockchain, having an argument about its future is like arguing with a physicist about the Big Bang. Right now the myopia caused by ignorance centres the crpyto discussion on Bitcoin, store of value and speculative demand. The real delivery of money, the medium of exchange and the unit of account that blockchain brings to anything from IOT…

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Crypto Currencies

Posted by Philip Copeman on October 25, 2017 at 11:53 3 Comments

Economist Dawie Roodt takes the typical neoliberal line on Crypto Currencies. This would be the expected response of an economist who's salary depends on pleasing his big business bosses.

Dawie, Crypto Currencies are not some parochial kids idea, they stand somewhere between a new internet protocol and a digital pitch fork revolution.…

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A glimpse of the future

Posted by Philip Copeman on September 7, 2017 at 15:30 0 Comments

Open source software and economic inequality

Posted by Philip Copeman on May 4, 2017 at 14:00 1 Comment

Open source software offers Governments the opportunities to build the knowledge economy and built it inclusively.

The World Economic Forum roadshow is back in town again. Economic experts on sponsored trips with generous expense accounts check into the beach front hotels amid fan fair and flashing cameras. They are offering us more advice than President Trump gets. Exotic terms like “inclusi…

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