Archive for the 'Mobile' Category

Reports – Local Council e-Consultation Guide (Australia) and E-Democracy in Bristol (UK)

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

First go down under, for an upside down view, or is that right side up?, with the 70 page Local Council e-Consultation Guide written for Australian local government put together by Jackie Bailey and Monika Merkes with Darebin City Council with Lucas Walsh at Deakin University. More details here. In general, Australia and New Zealand [...]

Crime alerts via SMS, e-mail, fax – Looking for best integrated solutions

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

* Remember to click on the blog post link to see and follow the embedded links.
This story caught my eye – Crime alerts at your fingertips in Boston.
In Minneapolis, we can sign up for crime e-mail alerts, but not select text messages. Downtown the police even use a few two-way e-mail lists with security guards [...]

News – Texas to install border Web cameras – U.S. Security –

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Should government security cameras be accessible on the web?
Texas to install border Web cameras – U.S. Security –
In a related matter, I wonder if any of the cities deploying wi-fi networks are using them for wireless webcams? Or if policies have been drafted for what the local police/city will/will not do in this area?
Steven [...]

Community Benefits from City Wi-Fi Deals – What do you think they should be?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

I’ve agreed to serve on the Digital Inclusion Taskforce for the Wireless Minneapolis effort.
Minneapolis has two finalists in a city-wide wi-fi competition of sorts. The city has agreed to be an “anchor” tenant on a privately funded wi-fi network leveraging city infrastructure (like light poles). The provider will be able to provide wi-fi [...]

A solution to bridging the digital divide – Ndiyo! – running four Internet terminals off one PC using a GSM mobile phone for connectivity in Bangladesh

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

After my trip to Mongolia the other year I became increasing interested in low cost ways to provide Internet access in remote places at low costs.
Check out this article and video:
Ndiyo! – CIC – starting a revolution in Internet access

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