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When it comes to ICTs and development, an Armenian fairy tale The Brother Axe comes to mind. Instead of serving its purpose, i.e. chopping wood, the Brother Axe injured villagers who had never before used (or seen) axes. The Brother Axe was beaten by ignorant villagers, shot down and ultimately caused a big fire destroying the village granaries.
The story describes the possible effects new technology may have…Continue
Posted on August 18, 2013 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments