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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Anywhere mobility transformation in Afghanistan


On today's National Public Radio Morning Edition program, Steve Inskeep interviewed former British diplomat Rory Stuart, chief executive of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, about the transformational nature of mobile phones in Afghanistan. While this Anywhere technology is a mixed blessing -- while mobile phones connect consumers to the rest of the world, the Taliban is using cell phones to plan attacks as well -- there is no question it is reshaping Afghan culture and its connection to the world. Where Afghanistan was once one of the most isolated countries on earth, it is now just one more place on the road to Anywhere.

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